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Forest Ecology Exam 1

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Biome
ecosystem
Pools
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Fluxes
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Physiognomy
The form and function of plants. Can be used
as a map unit.
Physiography
Configuration of the earth's surface, its geologic features (parent material), and landforms (mountains, plains, valleys, lowlands). Texas is tightly linked to this.
Holocene
The present epoch which began about 10,000 years ago, after the retreat of the ice of the last glaciation, and is sometimes regarded as another interglacial period.
Pleistocene
Began two million to 11 thousand years ago; extensive glaciation of the northern hemisphere; the time of human evolution.
Anthropocene
The current geological age, viewed as having begun about 200 years ago with the significant impact of human activity on the ecosphere.
Angiosperm
Deciduous trees.
Gymnosperm
Conifers.