Final Exam Vocab Review
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A resource that can be replaced relatively quickly by natural processes.
Urban air pollution composed of a mixture of smoke, fog, and pollutants.
A nonrenewable energy resource formed from dead plants and animals, over millions of years. i.e. oil, coal, and natural gas.
The condition in which human needs are met in a way that a human population can survive indefinitely.
The number, variety, and genetic variation of organisms living in an area.
The group NOT receiving the experimental treatment.
A testable idea or explanation.
A block of lithosphere that consists of the crust and part of the mantle.
Molten rock located below Earth's surface.
The part of Earth where life exists.
Includes all of the water on or near the Earth's surface.
A mixture of gases that surrounds a planet.
The process of two species evolving in response to long-term interactions with each other.
Living and once living organisms.
Single celled organisms that can be animal, plant, or fungi like.
Organisms that absorb their nutrients, for example, mushrooms.
Succession that begins in an area that did not have life before.
A forest near the equator with large amounts of rain, little temperature change, and the greatest diversity of organisms on Earth.
In arctic regions, the layer of soil that stays frozen.
Temperate Deciduous Forest
A forest with trees that shed their leaves in the fall.
All the organisms living in an area together and their physical environment.
The bottom region of a body of water.
The shallow coastal region or shore of a body of water.
All free swimming organisms in a body of water.
Organisms that live at the bottom of a body of water.
An area where fresh water from rivers mixes with salt water from the ocean.
Plants, algae, and some bacteria use sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water to produce carbohydrates and oxygen.
All members of the same species that live in the same place at the same time.
A relationship in which two organisms live in close association with each other.
A relationship between two species in which they both benefit.
Migration of individuals into an area.
Migration of individuals out of an area.
The number of births per 1,000 women aged 15-44 in one year.
A species that has been identified to be in danger of extinction.
A body of rock or sediment that stores ground water.
The water that is beneath the Earth's surface.
A machine that filters some harmful air pollutants out of industrial air emissions.
A gas molecule made of 3 oxygen atoms that absorb ultraviolet light.
Warming of the surface of the Earth by gases absorbing and trapping heat.
The percentage of energy put into a system that does useful work.
The study of the impact of humans on the environment.
All the bodies of water found above the ground.