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Reade Naudascher's Mind Map Vocab Project by Mind Map: Reade Naudascher's Mind Map Vocab Project
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Reade Naudascher's Mind Map Vocab Project

Levels of Organization: From most specific to most broad.


Any form of life.  

Trophic Levels: From largest to smallest.


Ecological Succession

The natural or gradual change in organisms and ecosystems. It occurs in stages and can take place in both water and on land. Ecological succession takes a very long time, so it is difficult to observe.

Primary Succession

Occurs in places where an ecosystem has never existed, like the side of a volcano.

Secondary Succession

The process that begins in an ecosystem when something has disturbed or destroyed a community. Such as a wildfire or a hurricane.

Pioneer Species

During either succession, the pioneer species is the first to move into an ecosystem. An example would be lichens.

Climax Community

Occurs at the end of both successions and it  is when a community climaxes. This means that there would be little or no change in species during the future, unless a disturbance occurs.


Things that affect or have affected any population.

Different Growths


Water Pollution

When water is polluted wiith harmful chemicals or toxins  that effects an environment negatively.


It is any geological formation containing water, especially one that supplies water for wells and springs. It is like an underground river.


Biodiversity is the variety of organisms in a geographic area.

Hot Spots

The hot spots are areas that contain large amounts of earth's species (more than half) and they are mainly found in the tropics. There are 17 regions of the hot spots and the regions are limited (2 percent). This means that the species in the areas are very sensitive to habitat degration.

Human Threats