Chapter 7 Humans & Global Change

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Bio magnificationThe increasing concentration of a substance, such as a toxic chemical, in the tissues of organisms at successively higher levels in a food chain.renewable resourceA natural resource that can be replaced at the same rate at which the resource is consumedNon-renewable resourcesa resource that cannot be reused or replaced easily (ex. gems, iron, copper, fossil fuels)resiliencethe ability to recover after a disturbance; the ability to deal with change and move onsustainable developmentusing resources in ways that preserve ecosystem services