Enviornmental Science (Vince)

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Enviornmental Science (Vince) by Mind Map: Enviornmental Science (Vince)

1. Levels of Organization Smallest to Biggest

1.1. organism

1.2. population

1.3. community

1.4. ecosystem

1.5. Biome

2. Biomes

2.1. Rain Forest

2.2. Temperate deciduous forest

2.3. Coniferous forest

2.4. desert

2.5. Tundra

2.6. Freshwater biome

2.7. Marine biome

2.8. Grassland/savanna

3. Biodiversity

3.1. Genetic Biodiversity

3.2. Species Biodiversity

3.3. Ecosystem Biodiversity

3.4. Threatened species

4. Trophic Levels

4.1. Producer

4.2. Primary Consumer

4.3. Secondary Consumer

4.4. Tertiary Consumer

4.5. Decomposers

5. limiting factors

5.1. biotic like amount of the certain species or compitition

5.2. abiotic like amount of soil or sediment

5.3. carrying capacity (how big of a population can that envirment handle)

6. Populations

6.1. endangered species have little numbers left and are at risk for extinction

6.2. Threatened species are like endangerd species but have a few more numbers

6.3. hot spots are areas that contain alot of different species

6.4. indicator species are species that need a specific envirment to survive and therefor can tell you things about the envirment

6.5. population growth is how much a population grows in a certain amount of time

6.6. Population growth rate is how fast a population grows in a certian amount of time

7. mapping

7.1. Food chain maps out one thing the consumes the next thing in order

7.2. Food web is a map that shows lots of thing the draw energy from many thing in no order

8. Ecological succession

8.1. Pioneer species

8.2. primary succession

8.3. secondary succesion

8.4. climax community

9. growth rates

9.1. Exponential growth is a rate that continues to increase at a faster and faster rate

9.2. J- curve is a growth rate the starts of slow but then increases rapidly

9.3. S-curve is a growth rate similar to the J-curve except it slows down towards the farther you go

10. Water Terms

10.1. Aquifer is an underground pocket of water that supplies people with wells

10.2. Desalination is the removal of salt from salt water

10.3. water pollution is when foreign materials enter water supplies

10.4. water purification is when you remove materials from the water through filtering or other methods

10.5. Water shed is an area where all the water from the region drains, one way or another, into a basin or a river

10.6. Wetlands are areas of land that contain high amounts of water

10.7. Runoff is when water flows over surfaces and takes materials with it

11. Water pollution terms

11.1. Erosion is when water runoff take soil and dirt with it eventually ending up in a lake or stream

11.2. Impermeable means that water can not be obsorbed by it, this means that there is high runoff on impermeable surfaces

11.3. Urbanization is the development of domestic homes and buildings to a forested area

11.4. Point source pollution is pollution that is easly identifiable and therefore easlity tested

11.5. Non-point source pollution is pollution that comes from many sources and is hard to identify

12. Types of pollution

12.1. Organic pollutants are pollutants that aren't manufactured like soil, waste, and leaves

12.2. Inorganic pollutants are pollutants that are manufactured like plastic, glass, and garbage

13. Reasources

13.1. Natural reasources are materials that come from the earth, most materials are natural in some way

13.2. Renewable resources are materials or power supplies that can be replaced within the span of a human life

13.3. Nonrenewable resources are materials or power supplies that can not be replaced withing the span of a human life