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Kelsey's Mind Map Vocab Project by Mind Map: Kelsey's Mind Map Vocab Project
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Kelsey's Mind Map Vocab Project

Population Growth: The growth of a population in an ecosystem.

The Black Plague: The cause for the largest decrease in population.

Industrial Revolution: The cause of the exponential growth of the population.

Eponential Growth: The rapid growth of a population in a slighly short amount of time.

Biosphere: A layer of soil, water, and air that sustains life.

Biomes: A region of earth that is inhabited by one kind

Ecosystems: A group of living organisms that interact with nonliving things.

Communities: Populations of living organisms that interact with each other in an ecosystem

Populations: Group of the same species found in one place at one time.

Organisms: Any form of life.

Food Chain: A chain that shows how energy is passed through the trophic levels.

Food Web: A more detailed version of a food chain that shows more possiblities of where the energy could go.

Producer: An organism that can produce its own food.

Primary Consumer: An organism that consumes producers.

Secondary Consumer: An organism that consumes primary consumers.

Tertiary Consumer: An organism that consumes secondary consumers.

Trophic Levels: Levels which show the flow of energy through predators and their prey.

Rainforest - Forests that are characterized by high rain fall.

Coniferous forest: A forest that mainly consists of the coniferous type of trees.

Temperate deciduous forest: A forest that consists of trees whose leaves fall off every year.

Desert: A dry, arid climate where there is barely enough water to keep some plants alive.

Tundra: An area where there is no tree growth due to low temperatures.

Grasslands: Areas where there are no wood plants, but only grasses and herbacious plants.

Freshwater biome: An area of water with a high salt content.

Marine Biome: The largest biome that is made up of all types of aquatic biomes.

Biotic Factors: Anything that was living or was once living.

Abiotic Factors: Anything that is not living and never was living.

Biodiversity: The diversity of organisms in an ecosystem.

Hot Spots: Spots all over the earth where there is the most biodiversity.

Primary Succession: When an ecosystem grows out of almost nothing.

Ecological Succession: The strutural change in an ecosystem.

Secondary Succession: When an ecosystem takes root after another ecosystem had been destroyed.

Pioneer Species: The first species to move into an area and be the catalyst for a new ecosystem.

Climax Community: The last community to become a part of the new ecosystem thus ending the succession whether it would be primary or secondary.

Limiting Factors: The factors that limit the growth of a population.

Carrying Capaity: The largest population an ecosystem can hold.

Population growth rate: The rate at which a population grows in an ecosystem.

Sustainability: The ability for an ecosystem to sustain a population.

Logistic Growth: When a population reaches the carrying capacity and levels off.

S - Curve: Shown on a graph when a population reaches it's carrying capacity and levels off making the shape of an s.

J - curve: When exponential growth is shown on a graph it makes the shape of a j.

Water pollution: When harmful chemicals posion a water source.

Point Source: When there is a specific source for pollution.

Non - point source: When there isn't a specific source for pollution.

Aquifer: An underground formation that contains water.