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AP Environmental Science Flashcards
1934 Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act
1940 Bald Eagle Protection Act
1948 Federal Water Pollution Control Act
1963 Land and Water Conservation Fund
...authorizes the Secretaries of Agriculture and Commerce to…
...This law provides for the protection of the bald eagle (th…
...authorized the Surgeon General of the Public Health Servic…
..."present and future generations be assured adequate outdoo…
1934 Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act
...authorizes the Secretaries of Agriculture and Commerce to…
1940 Bald Eagle Protection Act
...This law provides for the protection of the bald eagle (th…
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Chapter 10 AP Environmental Science
Wangari Maathai
Old growth
Secondary growth
Tree plantations
Woman who started the green belt movement to plant millions o…
-uncut/regenerated... -not seriously disturbed
-after secondary succession... -stand of trees
-managed forest... -one or two species of trees at same age... -har…
Wangari Maathai
Woman who started the green belt movement to plant millions o…
Old growth
-uncut/regenerated... -not seriously disturbed
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APES Module 1 Environmental Science
Environment
Environmental Science
Ecosystem
Biotic
the sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence l…
the field of study that looks at interactions among human sys…
A particular location on Earth with interacting biotic and ab…
living
Environment
the sum of all the conditions surrounding us that influence l…
Environmental Science
the field of study that looks at interactions among human sys…
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AP Environmental Science - Soil
What are the four elements found in th…
List the three types of plate boundari…
List the three types of convergent bou…
Describe the three types of rocks and…
O: 47%, Si: 28%, Al: 8%, Fe: 5%
Divergent: Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Convergent, Transform: San And…
Oceanic-Continental: Juan de Fuca, Oceanic-Oceanic: Japanese…
Igneous rocks are formed by solidified magma (granite, basalt…
What are the four elements found in th…
O: 47%, Si: 28%, Al: 8%, Fe: 5%
List the three types of plate boundari…
Divergent: Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Convergent, Transform: San And…
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AP environmental science biodiversity
Biodiversity
Species
Species diversity
Relative abundance
The variety of life across all levels of biological organizat…
A set of individuals that uniquely share certain characterist…
The number or variety of species in a particular region; incl…
The extent to which different species are similar in their nu…
Biodiversity
The variety of life across all levels of biological organizat…
Species
A set of individuals that uniquely share certain characterist…
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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 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…
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AP Environmental Science Chapter 3
Biosphere (bio = life)
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 (bio = life)
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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AP Environmental Science Biomes
Tundra: location
Tundra: climate
Tundra: unique environmental conditions
Tundra: flora
Arctic circle. northern Canada, Alaska, and Siberia
coldest of all biomes. little precipitation
permafrost layers
mosses, lichens, low shrubs, perennial grass
Tundra: location
Arctic circle. northern Canada, Alaska, and Siberia
Tundra: climate
coldest of all biomes. little precipitation
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Environmental Science for AP* Chapter 5
ecosystem diversity
species diversity
genetic diversity
species richness
the measure of the variety of ecosystems within a region
the measure of the variety of species within an ecosystem
the measure of the variety of genes within a species
the number of species in a given area
ecosystem diversity
the measure of the variety of ecosystems within a region
species diversity
the measure of the variety of species within an ecosystem
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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…
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AP Environmental Science Exam Review
abiotic
acid
A horizon
alkaline
Pertaining to factors or things that are separate and indepen…
Any compound that releases hydrogen ions when dissolved in wa…
a soil horizon; the layer below the O layer is called the A l…
a basic substance; chemically, a substance that absorbs hydro…
abiotic
Pertaining to factors or things that are separate and indepen…
acid
Any compound that releases hydrogen ions when dissolved in wa…
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Environmental Science for AP* Chapter 3
ecosystem
producers; autotrophs
photosynthesis
consumers; heterotrophs
a particular location on Earth distinguished by its particula…
organisms that use the suns's energy to produce usable forms…
the process in which producers use solar energy to convert ca…
are incapable of photosynthesis and must obtain their energy…
ecosystem
a particular location on Earth distinguished by its particula…
producers; autotrophs
organisms that use the suns's energy to produce usable forms…
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AP Environmental Science vocab. 1
Affluence
Biodiversity
Culture
Ecological footprint
1. Wealth that results in high levels of consumption and unne…
1. Variety of different species (species diversity), genetic…
1. Whole of a society's knowledge, beliefs, technology, and p…
1. Amount of biologically productive land and water needed to…
Affluence
1. Wealth that results in high levels of consumption and unne…
Biodiversity
1. Variety of different species (species diversity), genetic…
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Environmental Science for AP* Chapter 7
Demography
demographers
emigration
crude birth rate (CBR)
the study of human populations and population trends
a scientist in the field of demography
the movement of people out of a country or region, to settle…
the number of births per year per 1,000 individuals per year
Demography
the study of human populations and population trends
demographers
a scientist in the field of demography
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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 5
Interspecific Competition
Predation
Parasitism
Mutualism
Occurs when members of two or more species interact to gain a…
Occurs when a member of one species (the predator) feeds dire…
Occurs when one organism (the parasite) feeds on another orga…
An interaction the benefits both species by providing each wi…
Interspecific Competition
Occurs when members of two or more species interact to gain a…
Predation
Occurs when a member of one species (the predator) feeds dire…
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AP Environmental Science: Energy
energy
United States
Globally
Units
=
37% oil, 23% coal, 24% natural gas, 7% renewable, 9% nuclear
20% of the world's population uses 70% of the energy:... 34% oil…
1 calorie = 4.1800 J... 1 BTU = 1055 J... 1 KWH = 3,600,00 J (3.6 MJ)
energy
=
United States
37% oil, 23% coal, 24% natural gas, 7% renewable, 9% nuclear
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Environmental Science AP Chapter 5
Species Richness
Species Eveness
Phylogeny
The number of species estimated today
The number of species in a given area
The relative proportion of individuals within the different s…
The branching pattern of evolutionary relationships
Roughly ten million
Species Richness
The number of species in a given area
Species Eveness
The relative proportion of individuals within the different s…
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Environmental Science for AP* Chapter 1
environment
environmental science
system
ecosystem
All of the many factors that influence and affect life in an…
the field that looks at interactions among human systems and…
any set of interacting components that influence one another…
a particular location on Earth whose interacting components i…
environment
All of the many factors that influence and affect life in an…
environmental science
the field that looks at interactions among human systems and…
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Ch 06 - AP Environmental Science (Freidland)
Population
Community
Population ecology
Population size (N)
The individuals that belong to the same species and live in a…
All the populations of organisms within a given area.
The study of the factors that cause populations to increase o…
The total number of individuals within a defined area at a gi…
Population
The individuals that belong to the same species and live in a…
Community
All the populations of organisms within a given area.
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Environmental Science for AP - Chapter 9
Aquifers
Unconfined Aquifer
Confined Aquifer
Water Table
Permeable layers of rock and sediment that contain groundwate…
Water can flow easily in and out of the aquifer. Porous rock…
Aquifers covered by an impermeable and confining layer impedi…
Uppermost aquifer layer where water fully saturates the rock…
Aquifers
Permeable layers of rock and sediment that contain groundwate…
Unconfined Aquifer
Water can flow easily in and out of the aquifer. Porous rock…
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AP Environmental Science Biomes
biome
tundra
boreal forest
temperate rain forest
a large, relatively distinct terrestrial region with a simila…
also called arctic tundra; the treeless biome in the far nort…
also called taiga; a region of coniferous forest (pine, spruc…
a coniferous biome with cool weather, dense fog, and high pre…
biome
a large, relatively distinct terrestrial region with a simila…
tundra
also called arctic tundra; the treeless biome in the far nort…
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AP Environmental Science Chapter 4
Climate
Troposphere
Troposphere
Stratosphere
The average weather that occurs in a given region over a long…
A layer of the atmosphere closest to the surface of Earth, ex…
The densest layer of the atmosphere and it is where most of t…
The layer of the atmosphere above the troposphere, extending…
Climate
The average weather that occurs in a given region over a long…
Troposphere
A layer of the atmosphere closest to the surface of Earth, ex…
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AP Environmental Science Exam Review Flashcards
Anthropocentric
Tragedy of the Commons
Triple Bottom Line
Inorganic Compounds
regarding humans as most significant species; human-centered
the depletion of shared resources by people acting in individ…
approach to sustainability that meets environmental, economic…
compounds that lack carbon and hydrogen atoms
Anthropocentric
regarding humans as most significant species; human-centered
Tragedy of the Commons
the depletion of shared resources by people acting in individ…
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Environmental Science for AP - Chapter 8
Hadean
Holocene
Carboniferous
Proterozoic
Pre Cambrian. Before Archezoic. Rockless, formation of Earth,…
Cenozoic. After Pleistocene. Age of Man, human civilization,…
Paleozoic. After Devonian, before Permian. Coal age, coal swa…
Pre Cambrian. After Archezoic, before Cambrian. Stromatolites…
Hadean
Pre Cambrian. Before Archezoic. Rockless, formation of Earth,…
Holocene
Cenozoic. After Pleistocene. Age of Man, human civilization,…
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AP Environmental Science Biomes
Climate of the tropical forest?
Climate of the tundra?
Where is the tropical forest located?
Where is the tundra found?
The climate is very humid because of all the rainfall, which…
The tundra has one of the harshest climates. There are only 6…
The rainforests are located in Central America in the Amazon…
The tundra is found in Alaska, Russia, northern Scandinavia,…
Climate of the tropical forest?
The climate is very humid because of all the rainfall, which…
Climate of the tundra?
The tundra has one of the harshest climates. There are only 6…
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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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AP Environmental Science Chapter 3
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…
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AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE ECOLOGY
Sustainability
The Tragedy of the Commons
Natural selection
Energy flow in food webs or chains, th…
the ability to meet the current needs of humanity without com…
(1968 paper by ecologist Garret Hardin) "Freedom to breed" is…
organisms that possess favorable adaptations survive and pass…
only 10% of the usable energy is transferred because usable e…
Sustainability
the ability to meet the current needs of humanity without com…
The Tragedy of the Commons
(1968 paper by ecologist Garret Hardin) "Freedom to breed" is…
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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 - Population
Population
Species
Population Dynamics
Crude Birth Rate
A group of specific individuals of the same species living in…
All individual capable of interbreeding
Study of how population changes
Number of births per 1,000 individuals per year
Population
A group of specific individuals of the same species living in…
Species
All individual capable of interbreeding
AP Environmental Science Flashcards
Environmental Science
Ecology
Organisms
Gross Domestic Product
Interdisciplinary study that uses information and ideas from…
Biological science that studies the relationships between liv…
Any form of life.... Any living thing
Annual market value of all goods and services produced by all…
Environmental Science
Interdisciplinary study that uses information and ideas from…
Ecology
Biological science that studies the relationships between liv…
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AP Environmental Science: Important Laws
Comprehensive Environmental Response,…
Antarctic Treaty
Madrid Protocol
Antiquities Act
• The "Superfund Act," designed to ID and clean up abandoned…
• Goal: preserve continent of Antarctica & ensure that it doe…
• Addition to Antarctic Treaty... • Increased environmental prot…
Allows the President of the United States to create National…
Comprehensive Environmental Response,…
• The "Superfund Act," designed to ID and clean up abandoned…
Antarctic Treaty
• Goal: preserve continent of Antarctica & ensure that it doe…
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Chapter 8 AP Environmental Science
Alfred Wegener's evidence for claiming…
Difference between weathering and eros…
Lichens are very important in chemical…
Another name for Mining Spoils
Rock formations in sequences that match on opposite sides of…
Weathering occurs when rock is exposed to air, water, certain…
They produce weak acids and can therefore break down rock.
Tailings
Alfred Wegener's evidence for claiming…
Rock formations in sequences that match on opposite sides of…
Difference between weathering and eros…
Weathering occurs when rock is exposed to air, water, certain…
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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: 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…
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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 7
life expectancy and infant mortality
infant mortality rate
high, low
highly developed countries
these two factors have to do with level of development in a c…
statistic to measue how many children die before the age of one
low developed countries have a ---------- infant mortality ra…
good sanitation... few childhood diseases... men = 75 years... women =…
life expectancy and infant mortality
these two factors have to do with level of development in a c…
infant mortality rate
statistic to measue how many children die before the age of one
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AP Environmental Science: Important Laws
Comprehensive Environmental Response,…
Antarctic Treaty
Madrid Protocol
Antiquities Act
• The "Superfund Act," designed to ID and clean up abandoned…
• Goal: preserve continent of Antarctica & ensure that it doe…
• Addition to Antarctic Treaty... • Increased environmental prot…
Allows the President of the United States to create National…
Comprehensive Environmental Response,…
• The "Superfund Act," designed to ID and clean up abandoned…
Antarctic Treaty
• Goal: preserve continent of Antarctica & ensure that it doe…
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AP Environmental Science Hit Parade
Abiotic
Acid
Air mass
A horizon
related to factors or things that are separate and independen…
any compound that releases hydrogen ions when dissolved in wa…
enormous bodies of air that move as a unit.
a soil horizon; the layer below the O horizon is called the A…
Abiotic
related to factors or things that are separate and independen…
Acid
any compound that releases hydrogen ions when dissolved in wa…
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AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: Ecosystems
ecological community
community level interactions
succession
food chain
a group of actually or potentially interacting species living…
when the interaction between two species leads to changes in…
process of establishment and development of an ecosystem
the linkage of who feeds on whom
ecological community
a group of actually or potentially interacting species living…
community level interactions
when the interaction between two species leads to changes in…
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AP environmental science exam
Which of the following events has incr…
As described in this chapter environme…
Which statement regarding a global env…
Figure 1.8 shows atmosphere carbon dio…
D. 1 and 3 only
B. can be used to analyze the health of natural systems
B. world grain production has increased fairly steadily since…
B. an environmental indicator
Which of the following events has incr…
D. 1 and 3 only
As described in this chapter environme…
B. can be used to analyze the health of natural systems
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AP Environmental Science Earth Systems
Core
Mantle
Magma
Asthenosphere
Innermost zone. Dense mass made up of nickle and iron. Solid…
Above core. Molten rock
Molten Rock
Located in the outer part of mantle, made of semi-molten, fle…
Core
Innermost zone. Dense mass made up of nickle and iron. Solid…
Mantle
Above core. Molten rock
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AP Environmental Science (Environment)
Environment
Environmental science
Ecology
Organisms
Textbook:... All external conditions, factors, matter, and energ…
Textbook:... Interdisciplinary study that uses information and i…
Textbook:... Biological science that studies the relationships b…
Textbook:... Any form of life.... Mine:... All animate objects.
Environment
Textbook:... All external conditions, factors, matter, and energ…
Environmental science
Textbook:... Interdisciplinary study that uses information and i…
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AP Environmental Science Chapter 12/13 (Energy)
Chapter 12
Nonrenewable
Fossil fuels
Nuclear Fuels
...
Once they're gone, there's no more
Derived from biological material that became fossilized milli…
Derived from radioactive materials that give off energy
Chapter 12
...
Nonrenewable
Once they're gone, there's no more
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AP Environmental Science
Radiometric time scale
Relative time scale
how are units of time on the geologic…
the geologic time scale and its princi…
a time scale based on the natural radioactivity of chemicals…
a time scale based on the sequence of rock layers and the evo…
eons >> eras >> periods >> epochs >> stages... EEPES... different s…
The geologic time scale is a tool we have developed to measur…
Radiometric time scale
a time scale based on the natural radioactivity of chemicals…
Relative time scale
a time scale based on the sequence of rock layers and the evo…
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Ap Environmental Science Population Test
Three types of population distribution
Density Dependent Factor
Density Independent Factor
exponential growth models
Random, Uniform, Clumped
A factor that influences an individuals probability of surviv…
A factor that has the same effect on a individual's probabili…
occurs when populations are not limited by resources. (J-curve)
Three types of population distribution
Random, Uniform, Clumped
Density Dependent Factor
A factor that influences an individuals probability of surviv…
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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 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)
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