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Environmental Science - Biosphere
1.75 million
99.9
5
6
how many know species are there?
what percentage of species have gone extinct
how many mass extinctions have taken place in earth's history?
what number is this phase of extinction that we are currently…
1.75 million
how many know species are there?
99.9
what percentage of species have gone extinct
32 terms
Environmental Science - Ecosystem & Biosphere
small area where you study how living…
living things
non-living things
in terms of economic and ecological se…
ecosystems
biotic
abiotic
use value for ecosystems
small area where you study how living…
ecosystems
living things
biotic
23 terms
Environmental Science~ Biosphere
The __________is a narrow layer around…
____________ are broad geographic zone…
The following factors →Higher producti…
The ____________ Region has more popul…
Biosphere
Biomes
Diversity
Tropics, Tropical, Rainforest
The __________is a narrow layer around…
Biosphere
____________ are broad geographic zone…
Biomes
15 terms
Biosphere Environmental Science
Q: Define Biosphere
Q: Define Energy
Q: Define Decomposition
Q: Molecules that organisms obtain fro…
The biosphere is the layer of Earth that can support life.
The power that can be used to perform work, such as solar ene…
The breakdown of complex molecules of which dead organisms ar…
Nutrient
Q: Define Biosphere
The biosphere is the layer of Earth that can support life.
Q: Define Energy
The power that can be used to perform work, such as solar ene…
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…
59 terms
environmental science chapter 3 the biosphere
amensalism
ammonification
atmosphere
biogeochemical cycles
a form of symbiosis where one species inhibits another while…
the conversion (by decomposers in nature for example) of orga…
"atmos"=vapor, the sphere or "layer" of gases that surrounds…
the cycles of elements and compounds through the atmosphere,…
amensalism
a form of symbiosis where one species inhibits another while…
ammonification
the conversion (by decomposers in nature for example) of orga…
60 terms
Environmental Science Final- Biosphere & Soil
Which layer of the atmosphere is inclu…
What is the proper order from the high…
The ozone layer is part of the:
The interactions among nonliving and l…
Troposphere
nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, water vapor
stratosphere
Ecology
Which layer of the atmosphere is inclu…
Troposphere
What is the proper order from the high…
nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, water vapor
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
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.
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.
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
52 terms
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…
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…
70 terms
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
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
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…
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
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
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)…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
68 terms
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,…
82 terms
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…
18 terms
Environmental science 2.05: Hydrosphere and Biosphere
The hydrosphere is all of the earth's…
The hydrosphere is all of the earth's…
The majority of the hydrosphere is sal…
The hydrosphere's temperature varies.
When you view the earth from space, you see why it is called…
The hydrosphere is made of all the liquid water on the earth.…
The oceans account for about 97 percent of the earth's water…
The temperature of the oceans varies both with depth and lati…
The hydrosphere is all of the earth's…
When you view the earth from space, you see why it is called…
The hydrosphere is all of the earth's…
The hydrosphere is made of all the liquid water on the earth.…
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…
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.
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…
21 terms
environmental science unit 1 - life processes in the biosphere
what is range of tolerance?
what are abiotic factors?
what are abiotic factors controlled by?
what are biotic factors?
Most organisms can only survive within a relatively narrow ra…
-temperature eg bacteria around volcanic vents, ... -light eg sh…
controlled or modified by other species living in the same ha…
-Acquiring food /avoidance of predation eg species in tropica…
what is range of tolerance?
Most organisms can only survive within a relatively narrow ra…
what are abiotic factors?
-temperature eg bacteria around volcanic vents, ... -light eg sh…
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