Chapter 5 Science Vocabulary For Exam
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What is it called when the entire species permanently disappears from the biosphere when the last member of the species dies?
What is the variety of life in an area that is determined by the number of different species in that area?
What is the variety of jeans or inheritable characteristics that are present in a population?
What is the number of different species and the relative abundance of each species in a biological community called?
What is the variety of ecosystems that are present in the biosphere?
What is the gradual process of species becoming extinct called?
What is the event in which a large percentage of all living species become extinct in a relatively short period of time?
What are all materials and organisms found in the biosphere including minerals, fossil feels, nuclear feels, plants, animals, soil, clean water, clean air, and solar energy?
The Excessive use of species that have economic value
What is the separation of an ecosystem into small pieces of land
What are the different environmental conditions that occur along the boundaries of the ecosystem
What is the increasing substances in organisms as traffic levels increase in a food chain or food web?
What occurs when fertilizers, animal waste, sewage, our other substances rich in nitrogen and phosphorus flow into waterways, causing extensive algae growth?
What are non-native species that are either intentionally or unintentionally transported to a new habitat?
What are the resources that are replaced by natural processes faster than they are consumed?
What are the resources that are found on earth and limited to those that are replaced by natural processes over extremely long periods of time?
What is using resources at a rate in which they can be replaced or recycled while preserving the long-term environmental health of the biosphere?
What is the species that are only found in specific geographic areas and are in critical levels of habitat loss
What is the use of living organisms such as prokaryotes, fungi, or plants, to detoxify a polluted area?
What is adding natural predators to a degraded ecosystem called?
What was the purpose of the endangered species act in 1973?
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