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Chapter 2: changes that occur in ecosystems

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Succession
The process by which one community is replaced by another until a stable community occupies the area.
Reclamation
Repairing some of the damage to an ecosystem.
Conservation
The careful management and wise use of natural resources. One way to do less harm to ecosystems is to use less of the natural resources they contain.
Redesign
Changing the packaging or makeup of a product so that it takes fewer resources to make. Packaging materials make up most of the trash thrown away in the US.
Preservation
Some ecosystems are protected from change by limits on their use. The protection of an area is called preservation. Example: a national park
Ecosystem
All the living and nonliving things that exist and interact in one place.
Erosion
The process of being worn away bit by bit, such as by water or wind.
Habitat
The place where an animal or plant naturally lives and grows.
Ecosystem Changes
Over time, changes in climate, rate of erosion & population growth causes big changes in ecosystems
Preservation
The United States government helped in the _________________ of ecosystems by setting aside national parks.
Succession
When the community in an ecosystem changes over time, the process is known as ____________________.
Reclamation
The ___________________ of a strip mine can make a new habitat for wildlife.
Conservation
When people use resources wisely, they are practicing _______________________.
Redesign
______________________ conserves resources by using less material to make or package an item.
Nutrients
As plants and animals die in a marsh, their remains add to the marsh's _______________.
Recycling
A new aluminum can made from used cans is an example of ______________.
A national park
Where would you probably find a lake that is protected by law from any fishing?
Taking shorter showers
An example of water conservation.
Redesign
A new bottle that requires less plastic to make is an example of _______________.
Succession
If a hurricane were to destroy the habitat of plants along the coast, new plants would grow. This process is called _________________.