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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…
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…
52 terms
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.
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
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…
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.
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…
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…
35 terms
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)…
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.
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
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…
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
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…
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…
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…
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
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…
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…
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…
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…
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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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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
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…
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…
47 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 2 (Environmental Systems)
Matter
Mass
Atom
Element
Anything that takes up space and has mass
Measure of the amount of matter it contains (remains the same…
Smallest particle that contains the chemical properties of an…
Substance composed of atoms, cannot be broken down
Matter
Anything that takes up space and has mass
Mass
Measure of the amount of matter it contains (remains the same…
63 terms
AP Environmental Science 1 - CISH
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…
16 terms
AP Environmental Science: Environmental Laws and Treaties
Safe Drinking Water Act
Clean Water Act
Clean Air Act
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
set maximum contaminant levels for pollutants that may have a…
set maximum permissible amounts of water pollutants that can…
set emission standards for cars, and limits for release of ai…
Environmental Impact Statements must be completed before any…
Safe Drinking Water Act
set maximum contaminant levels for pollutants that may have a…
Clean Water Act
set maximum permissible amounts of water pollutants that can…
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…
36 terms
AP Environmental Science 3b - CISH
ammonification
Kyoto Protocol
greenhouse effect
coriolis effect
decomposers convert animal/plant waste into ammonia
Agreement among 150 nations requiring developed countries to…
Natural situation in which heat is retained in Earth's atmosp…
Causes moving air and water to turn left in the southern hemi…
ammonification
decomposers convert animal/plant waste into ammonia
Kyoto Protocol
Agreement among 150 nations requiring developed countries to…
93 terms
AP Environmental Science 2 - CISH
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…
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,…
24 terms
Ch 07 - AP Environmental Science (Friedland)
Demography
Demographer
Immigration
Emigration
The study of human populations and population trends.
A scientist in the field of demography.
The movement of people into a country or region, from another…
The movement of people out of a country or region.
Demography
The study of human populations and population trends.
Demographer
A scientist in the field of demography.
59 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 2: Environmental Systems
Matter
Mass
Weight
Atom
has mass and takes up space
measurement of matter (kg)
how mas is effected by gravity
smallest particle that can be an element
Matter
has mass and takes up space
Mass
measurement of matter (kg)
22 terms
AP Environmental Science Soil Terms
Clay
Silt
Sand
Alkalinity
smallest particles
2nd smallest
Largest
Basic Absorbs hydrogen releases hydroxide
Clay
smallest particles
Silt
2nd smallest
AP Environmental Science Chapter 12
Fossil Fuel
Nonrenewable energy resource
Nuclear fuel
Worldwide Annual Energy Consumption
A fuel derived from biological material that became fossilize…
An energy source with a finite supply, primarily the fossil f…
Fuel derived from radioactive materials that give off energy
Fossil Fuels- 82% (550 exajoules) (75 GJ per person per year)…
Fossil Fuel
A fuel derived from biological material that became fossilize…
Nonrenewable energy resource
An energy source with a finite supply, primarily the fossil f…
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