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AP Environmental Science: Many Ways To Go APES!
Conservation
Preservation
Keystone species
Indicator species
Allowing the use of resources in a responsible manner
Setting aside areas and protecting them from human activities
Species whose role in an ecosystem are more important than ot…
Species that serve as early warnings that an ecosystem is bei…
Conservation
Allowing the use of resources in a responsible manner
Preservation
Setting aside areas and protecting them from human activities
64 terms
HERE YA GO!! AP Environmental Science Chapter 4 PART 2
Layers of Atmosphere
Troposphere
Hadley Cell
Gyres
Most of the N2, O2 and H2O vapor is here. Densest Layer of At…
Convection Currents that cycle between the equator, 30 degree…
Large scale patterns of Water circulation. Ocean surface curr…
Layers of Atmosphere
Troposphere
Most of the N2, O2 and H2O vapor is here. Densest Layer of At…
155 Ways to go APES for the AP Environmental Science Exam
Ionizing Radiation
High Quality Energy
Low Quality Energy
First Law of Thermodynamics (Law of Co…
Enough energy to dislodge or free electrons from atoms, formi…
Organized and concentrated; can perform useful work
Disorganized, dispersed
Energy is neither created nor destroyed, but may be converted…
Ionizing Radiation
Enough energy to dislodge or free electrons from atoms, formi…
High Quality Energy
Organized and concentrated; can perform useful work
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AP Environmental Science Biomes
Temperate Deciduous Forest
Temperate Grassland
Temperate Rainforest
Tropical Rainforest
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Precipitati…
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (seasonal variation is more extre…
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Large amoun…
-Warm all year round... -Very high amount of precipitation (300-…
Temperate Deciduous Forest
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Precipitati…
Temperate Grassland
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (seasonal variation is more extre…
12 terms
AP Environmental Science Biomes
Temperate Deciduous Forest
Temperate Grassland
Temperate Rainforest
Tropical Rainforest
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Precipitati…
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (seasonal variation is more extre…
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Large amoun…
-Warm all year round... -Very high amount of precipitation (300-…
Temperate Deciduous Forest
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Precipitati…
Temperate Grassland
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (seasonal variation is more extre…
10 terms
AP Environmental Science Biomes
Temperate Deciduous Forest
Temperate Grassland
Temperate Rainforest
Tropical Rainforest
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Precipitati…
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (seasonal variation is more extre…
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Large amoun…
-Warm all year round... -Very high amount of precipitation (300-…
Temperate Deciduous Forest
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Precipitati…
Temperate Grassland
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (seasonal variation is more extre…
33 terms
AP Environmental Science: Nuclear
Isotope
Radioactive isotope
Alpha particles
Beta particles
two atoms of the same element with different numbers of neutr…
An atom with too many protons or neutrons that spontaneously…
Type of radioactive decay, is a helium nuclei, stopped by skin
Type of radioactive decay, electrons stopped by clothing, gla…
Isotope
two atoms of the same element with different numbers of neutr…
Radioactive isotope
An atom with too many protons or neutrons that spontaneously…
70 terms
AP Environmental Science: Basics
Inorganic
Organic
Natural
Synthetic
Not formed from living things or the remains of living things
of, relating to, or derived from living matter and... Carbon-con…
Fixed or determined by nature; pertaining to the constitution…
Artificial
Inorganic
Not formed from living things or the remains of living things
Organic
of, relating to, or derived from living matter and... Carbon-con…
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AP Environmental Science (APES) Essential terms.
Abiotic
Acid
Air Mass
A horizon
Things that are not living
Compound that releases hydrogen ions when dissolved in water.
Enormous bodies of air that move as a unit
Soil Horizon, below O horizon. ... It has weathered rock and so…
Abiotic
Things that are not living
Acid
Compound that releases hydrogen ions when dissolved in water.
AP Environmental Science (APES)
Abiotic
Biotic
Ecosystem
Ecology
Not a living organism within an ecosystem
Living organism within an ecosystem
A particular location on Earth distinguished by its mix of in…
Interaciton with abiotic and biotic things within the enviorm…
Abiotic
Not a living organism within an ecosystem
Biotic
Living organism within an ecosystem
AP Environmental Science Biomes, APES: The Living World Unit 1
Temperate Deciduous Forest
Temperate Grassland
Temperate Rainforest
Tropical Rainforest
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Precipitati…
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (seasonal variation is more extre…
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Large amoun…
-Warm all year round... -Very high amount of precipitation (300-…
Temperate Deciduous Forest
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Precipitati…
Temperate Grassland
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (seasonal variation is more extre…
109 terms
AP Environmental Science Biomes, APES: The Living World Unit 1
Temperate Deciduous Forest
Temperate Grassland
Temperate Rainforest
Tropical Rainforest
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Precipitati…
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (seasonal variation is more extre…
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Large amoun…
-Warm all year round... -Very high amount of precipitation (300-…
Temperate Deciduous Forest
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Precipitati…
Temperate Grassland
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (seasonal variation is more extre…
38 terms
APES (AP environmental science)
Interspecific competition
Interference Comp.
Exploitation comp.
Competitive exclusion
Competition among diff. species
One species limits another's access to some resources
Both species have access to resource , but differ how fast/ef…
Eliminates other species due to limited resources
Interspecific competition
Competition among diff. species
Interference Comp.
One species limits another's access to some resources
63 terms
AP Environmental Science- Geology
salination
phytoremediation
bioremediation
anticline
salt contamination of water or soils. This can occur due to e…
cleaning up polluted soils by the use of plants absorption of…
cleaning up polluted soils by the use of bacteria eating of c…
an upward fold in the rock profile
salination
salt contamination of water or soils. This can occur due to e…
phytoremediation
cleaning up polluted soils by the use of plants absorption of…
AP Environmental Science Prerequisite
Inorganic
Organic
Natural
Synthetic
Not formed from living things or the remains of living things
of, relating to, or derived from living matter and... Carbon-con…
Fixed or determined by nature; pertaining to the constitution…
Artificial
Inorganic
Not formed from living things or the remains of living things
Organic
of, relating to, or derived from living matter and... Carbon-con…
AP Environmental Science Biomes
Temperate Deciduous Forest
Temperate Grassland
Temperate Rainforest
Tropical Rainforest
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Precipitati…
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (seasonal variation is more extre…
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Large amoun…
-Warm all year round... -Very high amount of precipitation (300-…
Temperate Deciduous Forest
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Precipitati…
Temperate Grassland
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (seasonal variation is more extre…
609 terms
AP Environmental Science Vocabulary
air pollution
noise pollution
Water pollution
Point Source
presence of unwanted substances in air
presence of unwanted noise
presence of unwanted substance in water
pollution that can be traced to specific source
air pollution
presence of unwanted substances in air
noise pollution
presence of unwanted noise
94 terms
AP Environmental Science- Ecology
abundance
commensalism
trophic level
tertiary consumer
A lot of something.
A relationship between two organisms in which one organism be…
Each step in a food chain or food web
A carnivore that eats other carnivores.
abundance
A lot of something.
commensalism
A relationship between two organisms in which one organism be…
45 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 3
Biosphere
Producer
Photosynthesis
Cellular respiration
The region of our planet where life resides, the combination…
An organism that uses the energy of the Sun to produce usable…
The process by which producers use solar energy to convert ca…
The process by which cells unlock the energy of chemical comp…
Biosphere
The region of our planet where life resides, the combination…
Producer
An organism that uses the energy of the Sun to produce usable…
92 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 4
Climate
Layers of Atmosphere
Troposphere
Stratosphere
Average weather that occurs in a region over a long period.
Most of the N2, O2 and H2O vapor is here. Densest Layer of At…
Less dense. Ozone is formed here. Blocks UV radiation
Climate
Average weather that occurs in a region over a long period.
Layers of Atmosphere
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AP Environmental Science: Chapter 8
Core
Mantle
Magma
Asthenosphere
the innermost zone of Earth's interior, composed mostly of ir…
the layer of Earth above the core, containing magma.
molten rock
the layer of Earth located in the outer part of the mantle, c…
Core
the innermost zone of Earth's interior, composed mostly of ir…
Mantle
the layer of Earth above the core, containing magma.
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AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE ECOLOGY
climate
troposphere
stratosphere
albedo
the average weather that occurs in a given region over a long…
the layer closest to Earth's surface (roughly 10 miles above)…
this layer extends roughly 10-31 miles above Earth's surface.…
the percentage of incoming sunlight that is reflected from a…
climate
the average weather that occurs in a given region over a long…
troposphere
the layer closest to Earth's surface (roughly 10 miles above)…
28 terms
AP Environmental Science Atmosphere
Troposphere
Greenhouse effect
Tropopause
Stratosphere
Lowest layer of Earth's atmosphere. Lies about 10-20 km (5-10…
The process by which radiation from a planet's atmosphere war…
The buffer between the troposphere and the stratosphere
The layer of the earth's atmosphere above the troposphere, ex…
Troposphere
Lowest layer of Earth's atmosphere. Lies about 10-20 km (5-10…
Greenhouse effect
The process by which radiation from a planet's atmosphere war…
178 terms
AP Environmental Science Vocabulary
air pollution
noise pollution
Water pollution
Sustainable Yield
presence of unwanted substances in air
presence of unwanted noise
presence of unwanted substance in water
amount of resources that can be removed/harvested w/o comprom…
air pollution
presence of unwanted substances in air
noise pollution
presence of unwanted noise
271 terms
AP Environmental Science Review
superposition
continental crust
oceanic crust
mantle
The principle that any given rock layer is probably older tha…
Extends from surface of Earth down to 20-30 miles. Continenta…
Extends down from the surface of the Earth to 7 miles. Crust…
Contains most of Earth's mass. Composed of iron, magnesium, a…
superposition
The principle that any given rock layer is probably older tha…
continental crust
Extends from surface of Earth down to 20-30 miles. Continenta…
12 terms
AP Environmental Science Biomes
Temperate Deciduous Forest
Temperate Grassland
Temperate Rainforest
Tropical Rainforest
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Precipitati…
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (seasonal variation is more extre…
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Large amoun…
-Warm all year round... -Very high amount of precipitation (300-…
Temperate Deciduous Forest
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Precipitati…
Temperate Grassland
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (seasonal variation is more extre…
34 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 1
Environment
Environmental Science
System
Ecosystem
a sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence life.
the field that looks at interactions among humans and nature.
a set of interacting components that influence one another by…
the living and non-living components of a particular place on…
Environment
a sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence life.
Environmental Science
the field that looks at interactions among humans and nature.
46 terms
AP Environmental Science- Ecology
abundance
commensalism
complexity
competition
When one species is found in large quantities in an ecosystem
A relationship between two organisms in which one organism be…
The number of different species in each trophic level and the…
Interaction among organisms that want the same resource in an…
abundance
When one species is found in large quantities in an ecosystem
commensalism
A relationship between two organisms in which one organism be…
AP Environmental Science Vocabulary
air pollution
Water pollution
Sustainable Yield
sustainable society
presence of unwanted substances in air
presence of unwanted substance in water
amount of resources that can be removed/harvested w/o comprom…
society whose processes/function can continue forever
air pollution
presence of unwanted substances in air
Water pollution
presence of unwanted substance in water
10 terms
AP Environmental Science Biomes
Temperate Deciduous Forest
Temperate Grassland
Temperate Rainforest
Tropical Rainforest
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Precipitati…
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (seasonal variation is more extre…
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Large amoun…
-Warm all year round... -Very high amount of precipitation (300-…
Temperate Deciduous Forest
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Precipitati…
Temperate Grassland
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (seasonal variation is more extre…
10 terms
AP Environmental Science: Biomes
Temperate Deciduous Forest
Temperate Grassland
Temperate Rainforest
Tropical Rainforest
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Precipitati…
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (seasonal variation is more extre…
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Large amoun…
-Warm all year round... -Very high amount of precipitation (300-…
Temperate Deciduous Forest
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Precipitati…
Temperate Grassland
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (seasonal variation is more extre…
184 terms
AP Environmental Science Flashcards
Age Structure
Birth Rate
Death Rate
Demographic Transition
A population divided into groups by age. Sometimes the groups…
The rate at which births occur in a population, measured eith…
The rate at which deaths occur in a population, measured eith…
The pattern of change in birth and death rates as a country i…
Age Structure
A population divided into groups by age. Sometimes the groups…
Birth Rate
The rate at which births occur in a population, measured eith…
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Environmental Science for AP* Chapter 6
population
community
population ecology
population size
composed of all individuals that belong to the same species a…
incorporates all of the populations of organisms within a giv…
the study of factors that cause populations to increase or de…
the total number of individuals within a defined area at a gi…
population
composed of all individuals that belong to the same species a…
community
incorporates all of the populations of organisms within a giv…
44 terms
AP Environmental Science- Human Population
total fertility rate
introduced species
underdeveloped country
GDP (gross domestic product)
The average number of children born to a woman in a her lifet…
a species living outside of its native range, as a result of…
a country with a low industrial base (low GDP)
the money's worth of goods and services produced in a country
total fertility rate
The average number of children born to a woman in a her lifet…
introduced species
a species living outside of its native range, as a result of…
34 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 1
Environment
Environmental Science
System
Ecosystem
a sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence life.
the field that looks at interactions among humans and nature.
a set of interacting components that influence one another by…
the living and non-living components of a particular place on…
Environment
a sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence life.
Environmental Science
the field that looks at interactions among humans and nature.
24 terms
Ap Environmental Science
Traditional agriculture
Industrial agriculture
Monoculture
Green Revolution
•Traditional agriculture = biologically powered... -Uses human a…
•Industrialized agriculture = uses large-scale mechanization…
Monoculture = uniform planting of a single crop
•Green revolution = new technology, crop varieties, and farmi…
Traditional agriculture
•Traditional agriculture = biologically powered... -Uses human a…
Industrial agriculture
•Industrialized agriculture = uses large-scale mechanization…
417 terms
AP Environmental Science Vocabulary
air pollution
Water pollution
Sustainable Yield
sustainable society
presence of unwanted substances in air
presence of unwanted substance in water
amount of resources that can be removed/harvested w/o comprom…
society whose processes/function can continue forever
air pollution
presence of unwanted substances in air
Water pollution
presence of unwanted substance in water
20 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 4
Climate
Layers of Atmosphere
Troposphere
Stratosphere
Average weather that occurs in a region over a long period.
Most of the N2, O2 and H2O vapor is here. Densest Layer of At…
Less dense. Ozone is formed here. Blocks UV radiation
Climate
Average weather that occurs in a region over a long period.
Layers of Atmosphere
33 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 5
Species Richness
Species Eveness
Phylogeny
Roughly ten million
The number of species in a given area
The relative proportion of individuals within the different s…
The branching pattern of evolutionary relationships
How many species are there estimated to be today?
Species Richness
The number of species in a given area
Species Eveness
The relative proportion of individuals within the different s…
AP environmental science vocab
law of conservation of matter
1st law of thermodynamics
2nd law of thermodynamics "law of incr…
radioactive decay "nuclear decay"
a fundamental principle of classical physics that matter cann…
Energy cannot be created or destroyed but can only be changed…
While quantity remains the same (First Law), the quality of m…
the process by which an excited, unstable atomic nucleus lose…
law of conservation of matter
a fundamental principle of classical physics that matter cann…
1st law of thermodynamics
Energy cannot be created or destroyed but can only be changed…
67 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 4
Climate
Layers of Atmosphere
Troposphere
Stratosphere
Average weather that occurs in a region over a long period.
Most of the N2, O2 and H2O vapor is here. Densest Layer of At…
Less dense. Ozone is formed here. Blocks UV radiation
Climate
Average weather that occurs in a region over a long period.
Layers of Atmosphere
33 terms
AP Environmental Science 3 - CISH
Ernst Haekel
Ecology
Biotic V. Abiotic
Species
A 19th century scientists who developed the concept of ecology
The study of systems that include interactions among organism…
The _______ parts of an environment include the living parts…
A group of similar organmisms whose memebers freely interbree…
Ernst Haekel
A 19th century scientists who developed the concept of ecology
Ecology
The study of systems that include interactions among organism…
33 terms
Environmental Science for AP Chapter 10
Tragedy of the Commons
Externality
Maximum sustainable yield
Resource conservation ethic
The tendency of a shared limited resources to become depleted
A cost or benefit of a good or service that is not included i…
(MSY) The maximum amount harvestable that does not Compromise…
People should maximize resource use based on the greatest good
Tragedy of the Commons
The tendency of a shared limited resources to become depleted
Externality
A cost or benefit of a good or service that is not included i…
1,138 terms
AP Environmental Science Vocabulary List
deep ocean
coral reefs
Aquatic ecosystems
trawl fishing
Of all the aquatic biomes on earth, we know the least about t…
Where the most biodiversity is found; being destroyed by glob…
Chapter 8: An ecosystem located in a body of water; provides…
____ has the most destructive effects on ocean floor ecosyste…
deep ocean
Of all the aquatic biomes on earth, we know the least about t…
coral reefs
Where the most biodiversity is found; being destroyed by glob…
1,085 terms
AP Environmental Science Vocabulary List
Aquatic Ecosystems
Trawl Fishing (Trawling)
tragedy of the commons
International Whaling Commission
Chapter 8: An ecosystem located in a body of water; provides…
____ has the most destructive effects on ocean floor ecosyste…
When the ambitions of individuals destroy what is shared. wri…
intergovernmental organization that sets quotas for hunting c…
Aquatic Ecosystems
Chapter 8: An ecosystem located in a body of water; provides…
Trawl Fishing (Trawling)
____ has the most destructive effects on ocean floor ecosyste…
53 terms
AP Environmental Science- Human Population
total fertility rate
introduced species
underdeveloped country
GDP (gross domestic product)
The average number of children born to a woman in a her lifet…
a species living outside of its native range, as a result of…
a country with a low industrial base (low GDP)
the money's worth of goods and services produced in a country
total fertility rate
The average number of children born to a woman in a her lifet…
introduced species
a species living outside of its native range, as a result of…
20 terms
AP Environmental Science: Climate Change
greenhouse effect
albedo
fresh snow
ocean water
name given to the warming of the climate due to man's actions…
this refers to the percentage of the sun's energy reflected b…
surface that can reflect up to 90% of the sun's energy back i…
surface that can reflect only 5% of the sun's energy back int…
greenhouse effect
name given to the warming of the climate due to man's actions…
albedo
this refers to the percentage of the sun's energy reflected b…
75 terms
AP Environmental Science 6 - CISH
Pathogens
Point Source
Non-Point Source
Organic Matter
Type of pollutant, bacteria, virus, contagious diseases. ... --S…
Pollution from a single, usually easily recognizable source.
Pollution that comes from many sources (a general area) rathe…
Biodegradable remains of plants and animals, point and non-po…
Pathogens
Type of pollutant, bacteria, virus, contagious diseases. ... --S…
Point Source
Pollution from a single, usually easily recognizable source.
61 terms
AP Environmental Science 5 - CISH
Interspecific Competition
Predation
Parasitism
Mutualism
When members of two or more species interact to gain access t…
When a member of one species feeds directly on all or part of…
When one organism feeds on another organism, usually by livin…
An interaction that benefits both species by providing each w…
Interspecific Competition
When members of two or more species interact to gain access t…
Predation
When a member of one species feeds directly on all or part of…
AP Environmental Science (Soil and Agriculture)
Agriculture
Soil
Rangeland
Soil degradation
The practice of raising of raising crops and livestock for hu…
A complex mixture of weathered mineral materials from rocks,…
Land that supplies forage or vegetation (grasses, grasslike p…
Damage to soil - for example, as a result of deforestation or…
Agriculture
The practice of raising of raising crops and livestock for hu…
Soil
A complex mixture of weathered mineral materials from rocks,…
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