|Environmental Science||The study of how humans effect the environment and how the environment affects humans.|
|Per Capita||Average per person.|
|Coastal Marine||Most of the food grows in shallow water.
~ Dying off due to human pollution.
~ Dilution if the Solution to Pollution.
|Fresh Water||Used on everyday human life.|
|Agriculture Lands||Being abused and over-used.|
|Forest||Getting cut down for lumber.|
|Montreal Protocol 1987||No CFCs (used to propel things in cans).
~ CFCs damage ozone, O3.
~ Ozone protects from UV rays.
|Kyoto Protocol 1997||CO2 (carbon dioxide) – Greenhouse gas.
~ Greenhouse gasses keep heat on planet, too much = global warming.
~ H2O is most important greenhouse gas.
~ CO2 is anthropogenic (human made).
~ Burn fossil fuels makes CO2.
|Copenhagen||CO2 = anthropogenic.|
|Monoculture||When you have one type of plant in an area.|
|NIMBY||Not In My Backyard.|
|Science||Using the scientific method; peer-reviewed; data; bias.|
|Lake/Pond||Standing fresh water.|
|River/Stream/Creek||Moving fresh water.|
|Inland Wetlands||Swamp = Trees
Marsh = No Trees
Bog = Sphagnum/Peat Moss
|Estuaries||Salt and fresh water meet.|
|Desert||<10 inches rpy (rain per year)|
|Grassland/Prairie||10-60 inches rpy; seasonal; short or tall|
|Temperate Forest||40 inches rpy; deciduous trees; hardwood.|
|Coniferous Forest||40 inches rpy; conifers (spruce, fir, hemlock); softwood.|
|Rainforest||>90 inches rpy -> 600+ rpy
|Tundra||Permafrost; alpine (mountains); arctic (poles).|
|Savannah||Minor biome; not seasonal; wet & dry.|
|Producers||Sun -> Food (organic)
~ H2O & CO2 -> Sugar = C6H12O6
~ Inorganic -> Organic
~ Organic -> Organic
|Primary Consumers||1st Degree; herbivores.|
|Secondary Consumers||2nd Degree; carnivores.|
|Predators||Kills it's prey.|
|Scavenger||Eats the dead.|
|Parasite||Feeds but doesn't kill.|
|Detrivore||Eat detritus (dead plants).|
|Decomposer||Organic -> Inorganic|
|Tropic Levels||How energy is measured.|
|Biomass||Dry weight; weight per year.|
|Habit||Place where an organism lives; define using vegetation.|
|Niche||How an organism lives and dies; based on the resources needed; any factor, biotic or abiotic, that's used.|
|Liebic's Law of the Minimum||Focused on minimum|
|Law of Limiting Factor||The thing that holds the population back the most; every time you fix a limiting factor the next worst thing becomes the factor.|
|Charismatic Megafauna||Big, pretty animals; get the attention.|
|Charismatic Megaflora||Big, pretty plants.|
|Kinetic Energy||Energy in motion.|
|Potential Energy||Energy that is stored.|
|Ecotone||The boundary between ecosystems/communities/association.|
|Theory||Hypothesis that has been tested many times under different conditions and never shown to be wrong.|
|Community||All living species in a given area.|
|Population||All of one species in a given area.|
|Cohesion||Water molecules being attracted to other water molecules.|
|Adhesion||Water molecules being attracted to other molecules.|
|Biosphere||Atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere.|