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Science Test 7th Hachtel

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Aerobic
Something that requires air to live
Anaerobic
Something that does not require air to live
Climax Community
The final stage in sucession
Compost
Organic matter that can be broken down to enrich soil
Decomposition
The process of breaking down
Destruction
When an area is cleared of natural resources
Ecological Sucession
The gradual process of natural community develop
Groundwater
Water that is found on the underground
Human Impact
The way humans effect the enviornment
Lichen
Algae
Organic Matter
Once living things that are decomposable
Pioneer Species
The starters of sucession like lichen or moss
Porosity
Tiny holes and passageways that allow the soil to drain more quickly
Preservation
To keep safe
Primary Succession
Needs soil
Secondary Succession
No soil needed
Surface Water
Streams, lakes, rivers
Urban Development
When lot of people come to an area and new things have to be built
Watershed
Where the drainage ducts lead to most probably a lake or river
Microhabitat
A small area where biotic and abiotic things co-exist together
Erosion
The process of wearing down
Opportunistic Species
Bushes, trees and large mammals that come after the pioneer species
Limiting Factors
Things that effect the growth of a population in an area