Kristina Eck's Mind Map Vocab Project

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1. Industrial revolution

1.1. The transformation from an agricultural to industrial nation

2. Population Growth

2.1. Increase in the number of people in a territory or state

3. Carrying capacity

3.1. The number of individuals of a species that an ecosystem can support.

4. Climax community

4.1. A community that's in equilibrium and has little or no change in species in the following years

5. Logistic growth

5.1. Population growth rate decreases and number of individuals increases until growth rate reaches 0 and population reaches its maximum.

6. Sustainability

6.1. Expansion in duration or space

7. Exponential growth

7.1. When the population doubles

8. Population growth rate

8.1. The change in population over time

9. S-curve

9.1. Exponential growth

10. J-curve

10.1. Logistic growth

11. Pioneer species

11.1. The first species to move into an ecosystem.

12. Vocab words through out the course of Ecology

13. Organism

13.1. Any form of life

14. Population

14.1. Total number of people in an area

15. Community

15.1. Populations that interact together in an ecosystem

16. Ecosystem

16.1. Living organisms that work together as one unit in a non-living enviornment

17. Biome

17.1. Region of Earth inhabited by a community

18. Biosphere

18.1. Layer of soil, water, and air that sustains life.

19. Food Chain

19.1. A chain of organisms that each eachother

20. Food Web

20.1. Many food chains put together to make a web

21. Primary Consumer

21.1. A herbavore which eats plants

22. Secondary Consumer

22.1. A carnivore which eats meat

23. Tertiary Consumer

23.1. A carnivore at the top most level of the food chain

24. Producers

24.1. Organisms that produce their own energy from the sun

25. Tropic Levels

25.1. A group of organisms that occupy the same position in a food chain

26. Rainforest

26.1. Forests with heavy annual rainfall

27. Temperate deciduous forest

27.1. A forest with trees that purposely lose their leaves just to grow them back again later

28. Coniferous Forest

28.1. Forests with mostly cone-bearing trees

29. Desert

29.1. An area with little rain fall and mostly no vegetation.

30. Grassland/Savannah

30.1. Land where grass or grasslike vegetation grows. Savanna is flat grassland.

31. Freshwater biome

31.1. Having low salt concentration

32. Marine biome

32.1. Salty bodies of water

33. Biodiversity

33.1. The number and variety of organisms in a geographic region.

34. Biotic factors

34.1. An ecosystem of all living things.

35. Abiotic factors

35.1. An ecosystem of non-living things

36. Hot spots

36.1. Really diverse spots on the earth near the equator

37. Limiting factors

37.1. Conditions of the enviornment that limit the growth of a species.

38. Black plague

38.1. The bubonic plague that happened during the middle ages and killed half the people in western Europe

39. Tundra

39.1. A vast treeless plain in the Arctic regions where subsoil is permanently frozen.

40. Ecological succession

40.1. the process in which communities of an ecosystem change over time

41. Primary succession

41.1. Occurs in places where an ecosystem has never existed and there is no soil

42. Secondary succession

42.1. Process that begins in an ecosystem when something has disturbed or destroyed the natural community and has just soil.

43. Water pollution

43.1. The addition of harmful chemicals in natural water

44. Point-source pollution

44.1. Pollution that comes from a single source

45. Non-point source pollution

45.1. water pollution that does't come from a single source, but from many different sources

46. Aquifer

46.1. An underground bed or layer yielding ground water for wells and springs. ect.

47. Population

48. Limiting Factors

49. Biodiversity

50. Food Webs

51. Water Pollution

52. Biodiversity

53. Biotic/Abiotic

54. Levels of Organization