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AP/Enviromental Science Terms
Tragedy of the Commons
Externality
Maximum Sustainable Yeild
Ranglands
If nobody owns a property who maintains it and regulates it
A cost or benefit of a transaction that affect people other t…
Maximum harvest of a resource that still keeps it sustainable
Land use for grazing livestock
Tragedy of the Commons
If nobody owns a property who maintains it and regulates it
Externality
A cost or benefit of a transaction that affect people other t…
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AP Enviromental Science
Environment
Environmental
Ecology
Hypothesis
is the circumstances and conditions that surround an organism…
is the systematic study of our environment and our place in it
is the study of an organism or organisms, the impact of the e…
a conditional explanation that can be verified or falsified
Environment
is the circumstances and conditions that surround an organism…
Environmental
is the systematic study of our environment and our place in it
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AP enviromental science
exponential growth
environment
environmental science
environmentalism
the increase in a quantity according to the law.
the complex of physical, chemical, and biotic factors (as cli…
the study of the effects of natural and unnatural processes,…
advocacy of the preservation, restoration, or improvement of…
exponential growth
the increase in a quantity according to the law.
environment
the complex of physical, chemical, and biotic factors (as cli…
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Ap Enviromental Science Unit 1
Affluence
Anaerobic respiration
Anthropocentrism
Biocentrism
wealth
Respiration that does not require oxygen
A human-centered view of our relationship with the environment.
The belief that all creatures have rights and values; being c…
Affluence
wealth
Anaerobic respiration
Respiration that does not require oxygen
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Ap Enviromental Science Unit 4
Alpine Tundra
Altitude
Artic Tundra
Boreal Forest
This biome has permafrost and is found at the top of mountain…
height above sea level
This biome is located in high elevations and is usually treel…
A broad band of mixed coniferous and deciduous trees that str…
Alpine Tundra
This biome has permafrost and is found at the top of mountain…
Altitude
height above sea level
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AP Enviromental Science Review
Active Solar Heating System
Particulates
Renewable Resource
Agricultural Revolution
System that uses solar collectors to capture energy from the…
Small particles of solid or liquid substances that are releas…
Energy resource that is replenished continually.
The time when human beings first domesticated plants and anim…
Active Solar Heating System
System that uses solar collectors to capture energy from the…
Particulates
Small particles of solid or liquid substances that are releas…
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ap enviromental science
mining act
forest management act
Lacey act
antiquities act
1872 Governed prospecting and mining of minerals on publicly…
1897 act which, along with the National Reclamation Act, set…
prohibits interstate transport of wild animals dead or alive…
passed in 1906, which allows the president to protect areas o…
mining act
1872 Governed prospecting and mining of minerals on publicly…
forest management act
1897 act which, along with the National Reclamation Act, set…
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AP Enviromental Science
Peer Review
Inductive reasoning
deductive reasoning
scientific law /law of nature
Process of scientist reporting details of the methods and mod…
Involves using observations and measurements to arrive at a g…
Involves using logic to arrive at a conclusion base on a gene…
A well tested and widely excepted description on what we find…
Peer Review
Process of scientist reporting details of the methods and mod…
Inductive reasoning
Involves using observations and measurements to arrive at a g…
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AP Enviromental Science-TAp
Homeostasis
Disturbances
Sustainable development
Negative Feedback
A tendency to remain or less stable and unchanging
Events that can destabilize or change the system, might also…
Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the abi…
A process that suppresses change
Homeostasis
A tendency to remain or less stable and unchanging
Disturbances
Events that can destabilize or change the system, might also…
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AP Enviromental Science
Aldo Leopold
Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)
Clean Air Act
Clean Water Act
An environmentalist most prominent in the early 1900s for his…
A gas made of chlorine, fluorine, and carbon used in aerosols…
A federal law that mandates the Environmental Protection Agen…
A federal law that mandates the Environmental Protection Agen…
Aldo Leopold
An environmentalist most prominent in the early 1900s for his…
Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)
A gas made of chlorine, fluorine, and carbon used in aerosols…
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AP Enviromental Science
Tragedy of the Commons
1st Law of Thermodynamics
2nd Law of Thermodynamics
Photosynthesis
The tendency of a shared, limited resource to become depleted…
Energy is not created nor destroyed.
As energy is transferred, the quantitity of energy remains th…
Carbon Dioxide + Water---> glucose + oxygen
Tragedy of the Commons
The tendency of a shared, limited resource to become depleted…
1st Law of Thermodynamics
Energy is not created nor destroyed.
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AP ENVIROMENTAL SCIENCE
Troposphere
Stratosphere
Mesosphere
Thermosphere
-Lowest region of the atmosphere ... - cloud formations occur h…
-jet streams... -ozone layer is found here... -UV-C and UV-B are…
Meteors burn up in this layer
-AM radio waves are reflected in this layer... -auroras are dis…
Troposphere
-Lowest region of the atmosphere ... - cloud formations occur h…
Stratosphere
-jet streams... -ozone layer is found here... -UV-C and UV-B are…
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AP Enviromental Science chapter 2
Matter
Mass
Atom
Element
Anything that occupies space and has mass
Defined as a measure of the amount of water it contains
The smallest particle that can contain the chemical propertie…
A substance composed of atoms that cannot be broken down into…
Matter
Anything that occupies space and has mass
Mass
Defined as a measure of the amount of water it contains
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Enviromental Science AP Chapter 1
environment
environmental science
natural resources
renewable natural resources
the sum total of our surroundings, including all of the livin…
the study of how the natural world works, how our environment…
the various substances and energy sources that we take from o…
replenished over short periods
environment
the sum total of our surroundings, including all of the livin…
environmental science
the study of how the natural world works, how our environment…
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ap enviromental science chapter 1
enviroment
enviromental science
ecology.
species
everything around us
the study if how humans interact with the environment of livi…
the biological science that studies how organisms interact wi…
group of organisms with distinctive traits and for sexually r…
enviroment
everything around us
enviromental science
the study if how humans interact with the environment of livi…
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AP Enviromental Science chapter 2
Matter
Mass
Atom
Element
Anything that occupies space and has mass
Defined as a measure of the amount of water it contains
The smallest particle that can contain the chemical propertie…
A substance composed of atoms that cannot be broken down into…
Matter
Anything that occupies space and has mass
Mass
Defined as a measure of the amount of water it contains
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Ap Enviromental Science ch 7
a long term weather pattern over a lar…
the light from the sun is more intense.
that is warmed by sunlight and the lan…
is a large-scale weather pattern in th…
Climate is
The tropics are warmer than the poles primarily because
Air
An ENSO (El Niño - Southern Oscillation)
a long term weather pattern over a lar…
Climate is
the light from the sun is more intense.
The tropics are warmer than the poles primarily because
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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…
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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…
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AP Enviromental Science Chapter 13
What are nonrenewable energy sources?…
What are potentially renewable energy…
What are nondepletable energy sources?…
What two energy sources fall under ren…
•Finite energy sources that cannot be replaced... •Natural gas,…
•Energy sources that regenerate quickly as long as we do not…
•Cannot be depleted no matter how much we consume... •Wind, sola…
Potentially renewable and nondepletable resources
What are nonrenewable energy sources?…
•Finite energy sources that cannot be replaced... •Natural gas,…
What are potentially renewable energy…
•Energy sources that regenerate quickly as long as we do not…
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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…
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AP Enviromental Science Unit 2 Vocab
Ecology
Species
population
Community(Biological)
The study of how organisms interact with one another and with…
Set of individuals that can mate and produce fertile offspring
group of individuals of the same species that live in the sam…
consists of all the populations of different species that liv…
Ecology
The study of how organisms interact with one another and with…
Species
Set of individuals that can mate and produce fertile offspring
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AP Enviromental Science Full Review
Active Solar Heating System
Particulates
Renewable Resource
Agricultural Revolution
System that uses solar collectors to capture energy from the…
Small particles of solid or liquid substances that are releas…
Energy resource that is replenished continually.
The time when human beings first domesticated plants and anim…
Active Solar Heating System
System that uses solar collectors to capture energy from the…
Particulates
Small particles of solid or liquid substances that are releas…
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Enviromental Science AP Chapter 1
environment
environmental science
natural resources
renewable natural resources
the sum total of our surroundings, including all of the livin…
the study of how the natural world works, how our environment…
the various substances and energy sources that we take from o…
replenished over short periods
environment
the sum total of our surroundings, including all of the livin…
environmental science
the study of how the natural world works, how our environment…
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AP ENVIROMENTAL SCIENCE SUMMER HOMEWORK
Nick Presnall Period 4
Rachel Carson
Paul Ehrlrich
Garret Hardin
APES
She was a Marine Biologist and and author whose books were cr…
He was an American Biologist who was most famous for his conc…
He was an American Ecologist and philosopher whose major conc…
Nick Presnall Period 4
APES
Rachel Carson
She was a Marine Biologist and and author whose books were cr…
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AP Enviromental Science Chapter 5
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…
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AP Enviromental Science : Water Resource Unit
Coral Reef
Zooxanthellae
Transpiration / Evapotranspiration
Run off
WHERE DOES NEMO LIVE ?... Def: a ridge of rock in the sea forme…
THE BACTERIA OR ALGAE THAT KEEPS THE COLOR CONTAIN IN THE COR…
EVAPORATION FROM TREE OR PLANTS... Def: is the sum of evaporati…
Water is collecting the pollution from the concert which ge…
Coral Reef
WHERE DOES NEMO LIVE ?... Def: a ridge of rock in the sea forme…
Zooxanthellae
THE BACTERIA OR ALGAE THAT KEEPS THE COLOR CONTAIN IN THE COR…
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AP Enviromental Science Full Review
Active Solar Heating System
Particulates
Renewable Resource
Agricultural Revolution
System that uses solar collectors to capture energy from the…
Small particles of solid or liquid substances that are releas…
Energy resource that is replenished continually.
The time when human beings first domesticated plants and anim…
Active Solar Heating System
System that uses solar collectors to capture energy from the…
Particulates
Small particles of solid or liquid substances that are releas…
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AP Enviromental Science Chapter 5
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…
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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 enviromental science timeline notes
Thomas Malthus
Henry David Thoreau
Yellowstone national park
London Fog
(1798) population grows exponentially & food is growing linear
(1845) He writes a life in the woods/Walden 1st american natu…
(1872) First national park founded by Ulysses S. Grant
(1880) Industrial revolution pollution for the first time
Thomas Malthus
(1798) population grows exponentially & food is growing linear
Henry David Thoreau
(1845) He writes a life in the woods/Walden 1st american natu…
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Enviromental Science
Salinity
carbon source
climate change
global warming
a measure of the amount of dissolved salts in a given amount…
A body or process that releases carbon dioxide into the atmos…
long-term significant change in the weather patterns of an area
a rise in average global temperatures
Salinity
a measure of the amount of dissolved salts in a given amount…
carbon source
A body or process that releases carbon dioxide into the atmos…
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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…
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Enviromental Science
flammable
corrosive
hazardous
combustible
easily set on fire
having the quality of corroding or eating away
risky; dangerous
capable of catching fire or burning
flammable
easily set on fire
corrosive
having the quality of corroding or eating away
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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- 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…
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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…
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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.
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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…
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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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enviromental science
what makes up 78% of the gas in the at…
large amounts of water vapor occur nea…
the lowest portion of earths atmosphere
the mid-stratosphere has less uv light…
nitrogen
what is water vapor
tropsphere
what is stratosphere
what makes up 78% of the gas in the at…
nitrogen
large amounts of water vapor occur nea…
what is water vapor
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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…
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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…
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
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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…
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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
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
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…
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…
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…
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