9 terms

Human Impact (Pkt. 5 List 4)

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Overpopulation
Too many of one organism or species in an ecosystem causing a decrease in other resources
Disturbance
When the balance of an ecosystem is disrupted
Structure
Physical characteristics of an organism that helps it survive
Function
Behavioral characteristics of an organism that helps it survive
Extinct
No longer living on Earth
Endangered
A plant or animal species in danger of becoming extinct
Carbon Cycle
The process by which carbon moves between the atmosphere, oceans and living organisms. Includes the process of photosynthesis
Carbon Dioxide
A gas in the atmosphere that plants take in and use in the process of making their own food
Oxygen
A gas in the atmosphere that animals breathe in and need to survive

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