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AQA GCSE The Iiving world
Terms in this set (51)
relating to non-living things.
technology that is suited to the needs, skills, knowledge and wealth of local people in the environment in which they live.
the variety of life in the world or a particular habitat.
renewable organic materials, such as wood, agricultural crops or wastes, especially when used as a source of fuel or energy.
a large plant and animal community covering a large area of the Earth's surface.
relating to living things.
the maximum number of people an area of land can support before environmental damage occurs.
farming to sell produce for a profit to retailers or food-processing companies.
fishing to sell produce for a profit to retailers or food-processing companies.
managing the environment in order to preserve, protect or restore it.
creature that eats herbivores and/or plant matter.
countries are relieved of some of their debt in return for protecting their rainforests.
an organism such as a bacterium or fungus, that breaks down dead tissue, which is then recycled to the environment.
the process by which land becomes drier and degraded, as a result of climate change or human activities, or both.
Diurnal temperature range
the difference between the highest and lowest temperatures in a 24-hour period.
the benefits human beings gain from leaving the world's ecosystems intact.
responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well being of the local people, and may involve education.
uninterrupted availability of energy sources at an affordable price.
the connections between different organisms (plants and animals) that rely on one another as their source of food.
a complex hierarchy of plants and animals relying on each other for food.
a reduction in the ability of a forest to provide goods and services.
an environment that is both easily disturbed and difficult to restore if disturbed.
very large ecological areas on the Earth's surface (or biomes), with fauna and flora (animals and plants) adapting to their environment.
parts of the world that have high average temperatures and very low precipitation.
the basic equipment and structures (such as roads, utilities, water supply and sewage) that are needed for a country or region to function properly.
applying water to land in order to supply crops and other plants with the necessary water.
the business of cutting down trees and transporting the logs to sawmills.
the removal of solid mineral resources from the earth.
things found in the natural environment, like minerals or plants, that humans make use of to improve their standard of living.
Non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
not-for-profit organisations that are not under government control.
a set of processes whereby organisms extract minerals necessary for growth from soil or water, before passing them on through the food chain, and ultimately back to the soil and water.
exhausting the soil by over-cropping the land.
grazing too many livestock for too long on the land, so it is unable to recover its vegetation.
allowing water to soak through.
companies that manufacture and sell medicinal drugs.
simple, tough plants that can survive in places where most others cannot due to a lack of soil or extreme climate.
an organism that is able to absorb energy from the sun through photosynthesis.
an area found on the far side of a mountain range that receives little rainfall thanks to descending air having already shed its moisture over the mountains.
the cutting out of trees which are mature or inferior, to encourage the growth of the remaining trees in a forest or wood.
a semi-arid climate receives between 250 mm and 500 mm of rain annually.
removal of topsoil faster than it can be replaced, due to natural (water and wind action), animal and human activity.
a type of agriculture producing food and materials for the benefit only of the farmer and his family.
fishing by communities dependent on fish for food and materials and to create income.
actions and forms of progress that meet the needs of the present without reducing the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
the difference between the highest and lowest temperatures over a period of time.
the process by which plants lose water vapour through their leaves. Strong winds increase transpiration.
the reliable availability of an acceptable quantity and quality of water for health, livelihoods and production.
a natural environment that has not been significantly modified by human activity. Wilderness areas are the most intact, undisturbed areas left on Earth.
plants that can survive in very dry conditions.
plants that live in highly saline (salty) soil
a body of permeable rock that can contain or transmit groundwater.
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