describes an area that contains a city.
describes an area of open land that is often used for farming.
the role that organisms play in creating a healthful environment for humans.
an increase in the ratio or density of people living in urban areas rather than in rural areas.
the basic facilities of a country or region, such as roads, bridges, and sewers.
the rapid spread of a city into adjoining suburbs and rural areas.
an area in which the air temperature is generally higher than the temperature of surrounding rural areas.
a set of policies and activities related to potential uses of land that is put in place before an area is developed.
geographic information system (GIS)
an automated system for capturing, storing, retrieving, analyzing, manipulating, and displaying geographic data.
the depletion of vegetation due to the continuous feeding of too many animals.
the process of clearing forests.
the reestablishment and development of trees in a forest land.
a region that is not cultivated and that is not inhapited by humans.