Environmental Science for AP - Friedland and Relyea Chapter 1
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Sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence life.
Field that looks at interactions among human systems and those found in nature.
Any set of interacting components that influence one another by exchanging energy or materials.
Particular location on Earth whose interacting components include living/biotic components and abiotic/nonliving components.
Person who participates in environmentalism or a social movement that seeks to protect the environment through lobbying, activism, and education.
Environmental science, policies, economics, literature, etc.
Process by which life supporting resources such as clean water, timber, fisheries, and crops are produced.
Describe the current state of an environmental system.
Living on Earth in a way that allows us to use its resources without depriving future generations of those resources.
Diversity of life forms in an environment. On 3 levels: genetic, species, and ecosystem.
A group of organisms that is distinct from other groups in its morphology.
Evolution of new species.
Background Extinction Rate
Average rate at which species go extinct over the long term.
Gases that trap heat in the atmosphere.
Derived from human actions.
Improvement in human well being through economic advancement.
Development that balances current human well being and economic advancement with resource management for the benefit of future development.
Love of life.
Measure of how much an individual consumes, expressed in area of land.
Testable conjecture about how something works.
Statement that can be falsified or proved wrong.
When scientists take several sets of measurements.
Number of times a measurement is replicated.
How close a measured value is to the actual or true value
How close to another repeated measurement in the same sample are.
Estimate of how much a measured or calculated value differs from a true value.
Process of making general statements from specific facts or examples
Process of applying a general statement to specific facts or situations.
Question source of information, consider the methods or processes that were used to obtain the information and draw own conclusions.
Hypothesis that's been repeatedly tested and confirmed with wide acceptance.
Theory to which there are no known exceptions and which has withstood rigorous testing.
Group that experiences exactly the same conditions as experimental group except for single independent variable in study.
A natural event acts as an experimental treatment in an ecosystem.
Social Movement and field of study that works toward equal enforcement of environmental laws and the elimination of disparities whether intended or unintended, in how pollutants and other environmental harms are distributed among ethnic and economic groups within a society.