Mind Map: Vocab Project

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1. Organism - a form of life composed of mutually interdependent parts that maintain various vital processes.

2. Population - the total number of persons inhabiting a country, city, or any district or area.

3. Community -

4. Ecosystem -

5. Biome - a complex biotic community characterized by distinctive plant and animal species and maintained under the climatic conditions of the region, especially such a community that has developed to climax

6. Biosphere - the ecosystem comprising the entire earth and the living organisms that inhabit it

7. Freshwater biome -

8. Food web -

9. Producer - an organism, as a plant, that is able to produce its own food from inorganic substances

10. Primary consumer - (in the food chain) an animal that feeds on plants; a herbivore

11. Secondary consumer - (in the food chain) a carnivore that feeds only upon herbivores

12. Tertiary consumer - a carnivore at the topmost level in a food chain that feeds on other carnivores; an animal that feeds only on secondary consumers

13. Trophic levels - any class of organisms that occupy the same position in a food chain, as primary consumers, secondary consumers, and tertiary consumers.

14. Rainforest - a tropical forest, usually of tall, densely growing, broad-leaved evergreen trees in an area of high annual rainfall.

15. Temperate deciduous forest -

16. Coniferous forest -

17. Desert - a region so arid because of little rainfall that it supports only sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all: The Sahara is a vast sandy desert

18. Tundra - a vast treeless zone lying between the ice cap and the timberline of North America and Eurasia and having a permanently frozen subsoil

18.1. New node

19. Grassland/ savannah -

20. Primary succession - the development of plant and animal life in an area without topsoil; the development of biotic communities in a previously uninhabited and barren habitat with little or no soil

21. Marine biome -

22. Biotic factors - Biotic, meaning of or related to life, are living factors. Plants, animals, fungi, protist and bacteria are all biotic or living factor

23. Abiotic factors - Abiotic, meaning not alive, are nonliving factors that affect living organisms. Environmental factors such habitat (pond, lake, ocean, desert, mountain) or weather such as temperature, cloud cover, rain, snow, hurricanes, etc. are abiotic factors.

24. Biodiversity - diversity among and within plant and animal species in an environment.

25. Hot spots -

26. Ecological succession - diversity among and within plant and animal species in an environment.

27. Secondary Succession -

28. Pioneer species -

29. Climax community - a stable mature community in a successive series which has reached equilibrium after having evolved through stages and adapted to its environment

30. Limiting factors - an environmental factor that tends to limit population size.

31. Carrying capacity - the maximum, equilibrium number of organisms of a particular species that can be supported indefinitely in a given environment.

32. Population growth - increase in the number of people who inhabit a territory or state

33. Black Plague - the epidemic form of bubonic plague experienced during the Middle Ages when it killed nearly half the people of western Europe

34. Industrial Revolution - the totality of the changes in economic and social organization that began about 1760 in England and later in other countries, characterized chiefly by the replacement of hand tools with power-driven machines, as the power loom and the steam engine, and by the concentration of industry in large establishments.

35. Exponential growth - development at an increasingly rapid rate in proportion to the growing total number or size; a constant rate of growth applied to a continuously growing base over a period of time

36. Sustainablility - to support, hold, or bear up from below; bear the weight of, as a structure.

37. Logistic growth -

38. J-Curve -

39. S-Curve -

40. Population growth rate -

41. Aquifer - any geological formation containing or conducting ground water, especially one that supplies the water for wells, springs, etc.

42. Water pollution - The addition of harmful chemicals to natural water. Sources of water pollution in the United States include industrial waste, run-off from fields treated with chemical fertilizers, and run-off from areas that have been mined.

43. Point source -

44. Non-point source -

45. Food chain -