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Bio-Geo Unit 1 Vocab
Terms in this set (29)
The study of the geographic distribution of species of plants and animals.
The scientific study of plant life, related to the field of biology.
The gradual change over time of the earth's climate as a result of natural and man-made processes.
The study of the earth's climate and the
forces that impact it, with an emphasis on the
changes over thing in patterns and weather.
Large landmasses, usually agreed upon the
existence of 7 (Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Europe,
North America, Oceania, South America)
Continental Drift Theory
First proposed in 1912 by Alfred Wegener,
theory explain the gradual movement of
tectonic plates, and helps explain the
distribution of similar species of plants and
animals on different continents.
Branch of scientific study dealing with the
physical processes of the planet and
The scientific study of the relationship
between organisms and their environment.
The surroundings or conditions which a
person, plant, or animal exists in.
The gradual process of changing the
landscape caused by humans, ice, water, and
wind, in the forms of Splash, Gully, Sheet, Rill,
and Bank Erosion.
The animal species that exist within a certain
The plant life that exists within a certain
The study of the historical changes in the
The gradual increase in the earth's
temperature as a result of the release of
greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
Geographic regions divided into North and
South by the equator, and East and West by
the Prime Meridian.
Naturally formed topographic physical
features of the planet's surface.
East to West Reference lines, used to
determine location North or South.
North to South Reference lines, used to
determine location East or West.
Scientific Theory related to the effect of the
earth's eccentricity (orbital pattern), and
obliquity (tilt along axis) on the climate of
The study of the spatial characteristics of the
various natural phenomena associated with
the Earth's surface and atmosphere.
Parts of the earth's crust, divided into oceanic
and continental plates, that make up the
Observable, but not measurable, data of
quality traits (such as color).
The collection of measures of counts or
A geographic area with common
Annual changes in climate due to earth's
position in relation to the sun, resulting in
changes in daylight, temperature, or weather
The process by which water evaporates from
the earth's surface, condenses in the
atmosphere, and falls back to the earth as
Temporary changes in precipitation, overcast,
wind speed, ect... Can vary wildly from day to
Changes in appearance caused over
prolonged periods of time by precipitation,
wind, chemical reactions, or biological
Scientific study of animal life, related to the
study of biology.
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