Forest Ecology Exam 1
|Physiognomy|| The form and function of plants. Can be used|
as a map unit.
|Physiography||Configuration of the earth's surface, its geologic features (parent material), and landforms (mountains, plains, valleys, lowlands). Texas is tightly linked to this.|
|Holocene||The present epoch which began about 10,000 years ago, after the retreat of the ice of the last glaciation, and is sometimes regarded as another interglacial period.|
|Pleistocene||Began two million to 11 thousand years ago; extensive glaciation of the northern hemisphere; the time of human evolution.|
|Anthropocene||The current geological age, viewed as having begun about 200 years ago with the significant impact of human activity on the ecosphere.|