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Environmental Science Vocab Maggie by Mind Map: Environmental
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Environmental Science Vocab Maggie

Ecosystem

Biotic Factors

Living things, Anything that was living, Anything that was once part of a living thing. Animals, Logs, ect.

Abiotic Factors

Non living things like rocks or water.

Ecological Succession

Primary Succession, Pioneer Species

Secondary Succession

Climax Community

Community

Population, Organism

Biomes

Rainforest

Temperate Deciduous Forest

PA is mostly this kind of biome.

Coniferous Forest

Desert

Tundra

Freshwater

Marine

Grassland/Savannah

Trophic Level

amount of energy that is passed on from organism to organism

Food Web/Chain

Producer

Primary Consumer

Seconary Consumer

Tertiary Consumer

Decomposer

Biodiversity

Means: the variety of an organism in a geological area.

Species Biodiversity

Ecosystem Biodiversity

Genetic Biodiversity

Hot Spots

Regions with greatest concentration of species.

Indicator Species

Endangered Species

Threatened Species

Population Growth

How large a population of something is

Limiting Factors

Carrying Capacity

Population Growth Rate

Exponential Growth

J-Curve

Starts off with rising slowly and steadily. then it grow rapidly in a short period of time Form of Graph

S-Curve

Grows rapidly in the beginning and middle. Grows steadily and slowly in the middle and end. Form of Graph

Water Pollution

Erosion

Runoff

Impermeable

Doesn't allow water to sink back into the soil after it rains.

Watershed

Point Source

When you can pinpoint where the pollution is coming from and you can then monitor it

Non-point Source

When you can't pinpoint where pollution is coming from

Organic Pollutant

Non-organic Pollutant

Urbanization

Natural Resource

Renewable resource

Non-renewable resource

Water Purification

Aquifer

underground water source most of our water comes from this source

Desalination

taking salt out of sea water to make it drinkable

Wetlands

Helps purify dirty water