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APES Chapter 2 & 3 Vocab
Terms in this set (12)
How much water is fresh water and how much is salt water
97% Salt water
3% Fresh Water
People who demand change
a scientist who studies the effects of human activities & tries to solve problems relating to the use of resources
a region of land that drains into a water system
The water cycle
the cycle of processes by which water circulates between the earth's oceans, atmosphere, and land,
involving precipitation as rain and snow,
drainage in streams and rivers,
return to the atmosphere by evaporation and transpiration.
Process through which plants release water to the atmosphere
Often conversational because they deal with conflicting needs an values
Use energy from the sun to make their own food.
get energy by eating other organisms or their wastes
Begins with producers, gets eaten by consumer, which in turn becomes food for another consumer, and so on.
Show relationships between producers and consumers
combine more than one foo chain into a more complex network.
Aquatic Invertebrates are good for monitoring water because they all prefer different living conditions.
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