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Special Topics in Environmental Science
black lung disease
chimney effect (stack effect)
environmental tobacco smoke (ETS)
green building
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Environmental Science: Topic 2 Vocab
Biltmore Stick
Board Foot
Chain
DBH
A graduated rule used to estimate the diameter of standing tr…
Unit used to measure the volume of wood; one board foot equal…
Unit used to measure distance; one chain equals 66 feet.
An acronym for diameter at breast height. Foresters measure d…
Biltmore Stick
A graduated rule used to estimate the diameter of standing tr…
Board Foot
Unit used to measure the volume of wood; one board foot equal…
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Environmental Science: Topic 1 Vocab
Biome
Climatic Zone
Glaciation
Precipitation
Are large areas with similar climates and ecological communites
Divisions of the Earth's climates into general climate zones…
The process, condition, or result of being covered by glacier…
All forms of moisture that fall from the sky, including rain,…
Biome
Are large areas with similar climates and ecological communites
Climatic Zone
Divisions of the Earth's climates into general climate zones…
Environmental Science Topic 2
hunter- gatherers
selective breeding
agriculture
industrial revolution
people who obtain food by collecting plants and by hunting wi…
choosing qualities desirable in crops
the raising of crops and livestock for food or for other prod…
a shift from energy sources such as animals and running water…
hunter- gatherers
people who obtain food by collecting plants and by hunting wi…
selective breeding
choosing qualities desirable in crops
Environmental Science Topic 1
environmental science
resource depletion, pollution, and los…
natural resources
renewable resource
the study of the air, water, and land surrounding an organism…
What are our main environmental problems?
Any natural materials that are used by humans, such as, water…
Can be replaced relatively quickly by natural process; includ…
environmental science
the study of the air, water, and land surrounding an organism…
resource depletion, pollution, and los…
What are our main environmental problems?
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Environmental Science Topic 1
Environmental Science
ecology
1) Resource Depletion ... 2) Pollution ... 3…
natural resource
The study of the air, water, and land surrounding an orgasm o…
the study of interactions of living organisms with one anothe…
environmental problems are grouped into 3 categories
Are any natural materials that are used by humans, such as, w…
Environmental Science
The study of the air, water, and land surrounding an orgasm o…
ecology
the study of interactions of living organisms with one anothe…
Topic D Environmental Science
dynamic homeostasis
Kern River Oil Field Synopsis
to harness energy takes substantial in…
net energy =
process by which systems adjust to changes in ways that minim…
southern California, first used by Yokut Indians, since 1899…
energy
energy returned - energy invested (Eout-Ein)
dynamic homeostasis
process by which systems adjust to changes in ways that minim…
Kern River Oil Field Synopsis
southern California, first used by Yokut Indians, since 1899…
Environmental Science Topic 2
hunter-gatherers
selective breeding
agriculture
industrial revolution
People who obtain food by collecting plants and by hunting wi…
- the evolution of an organism by human selection... the intenti…
- the practice of growing, breeding, and caring for plants an…
Involved a shift from energy sources such as animals and runn…
hunter-gatherers
People who obtain food by collecting plants and by hunting wi…
selective breeding
- the evolution of an organism by human selection... the intenti…
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Topics of Environmental Science
density dependent
density independent
population size
population density
factors whose effect increases with crowding
factors that influence growth rate of a population, but don't…
the number of individual organisms present at a given time in…
the number of individuals within a population per unit area
density dependent
factors whose effect increases with crowding
density independent
factors that influence growth rate of a population, but don't…
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environmental science
the geosphere consists of...
crust
mantle
core
the core,mantle, and crust
outer most layer. very thin and is less than 1% of earths mass
its medium in density. it is 64% of earths mass
dense and hot
the geosphere consists of...
the core,mantle, and crust
crust
outer most layer. very thin and is less than 1% of earths mass
environmental science
environmental science
Environment
Biodiversity
pollution
understanding of earth processes, evaluating alternative ener…
actual physical surroundings or to social or cultural backgro…
the variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat o…
is the introduction of contaminants into the natural environm…
environmental science
understanding of earth processes, evaluating alternative ener…
Environment
actual physical surroundings or to social or cultural backgro…
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Environmental Science - Topic 5 (Evolution)
evolution
theory
fossil record
geologic time
the process by which species have changed over time
the explanation, supported by many observations and/or experi…
a collection of fossils used to represent Earth's history
Earth's history as revealed by layers of rock
evolution
the process by which species have changed over time
theory
the explanation, supported by many observations and/or experi…
environmental science
environmental science
Environment
Biodiversity
pollution
understanding of earth processes, evaluating alternative ener…
actual physical surroundings or to social or cultural backgro…
the variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat o…
is the introduction of contaminants into the natural environm…
environmental science
understanding of earth processes, evaluating alternative ener…
Environment
actual physical surroundings or to social or cultural backgro…
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Environmental Science
Ecology
Organisms
Biotic
Abiotic
The study of the interactions between living things and their…
Any living thing made up of at least one cell that can live o…
Part of the environment that includes all of the living organ…
Part of the environment that includes the physical features o…
Ecology
The study of the interactions between living things and their…
Organisms
Any living thing made up of at least one cell that can live o…
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environmental science
renewable resource
nonrenewable resource
fossil fuel
solar energy
A resource that is either always available or is naturally re…
A natural resource that is not replaced in a useful time frame.
Coal, oil, natural gas, and other fuels that are ancient rema…
Sunlight that is converted into usable energy
renewable resource
A resource that is either always available or is naturally re…
nonrenewable resource
A natural resource that is not replaced in a useful time frame.
Spanish environmental science topics
Biología
Arqueología
Ciencia ambiental
Ecología
Biology
Archaelogy
Environmental Science
Ecology
Biología
Biology
Arqueología
Archaelogy
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Science- Environmental chemistry - Topic 1
Nitrogen Fixation
Nitrogen Cycle
The amount of usable nitrogen can be a…
Pollution
Plants can't use pure nitrogen. It must be fixed into usable…
1. Free nitrogen is in the air... 2. Lightning can convert free…
1. Loss of free nitrogen to air (conversion to free nitrogen…
Any change in the environment that produces a condition that…
Nitrogen Fixation
Plants can't use pure nitrogen. It must be fixed into usable…
Nitrogen Cycle
1. Free nitrogen is in the air... 2. Lightning can convert free…
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Environmental Science - Topic 6 (Ecology)
ecology
environment
ecosystem
biotic
The study of how living things interact with each other and w…
Every living and non-living thing that surrounds an organism
All the living and non-living things that interact in a speci…
The living parts of the environment
ecology
The study of how living things interact with each other and w…
environment
Every living and non-living thing that surrounds an organism
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Environmental--Tools of Environmental Science 1
Scientific Inquiry
Journals, Reports, Articles, Conferences
Environmental Science
Ecology
The process by which we try to explain events within the phys…
Different ways scientists communicate with the scientific com…
is the study of the air, water, and land surrounding an organ…
is the study of interactions of living organisms with one ano…
Scientific Inquiry
The process by which we try to explain events within the phys…
Journals, Reports, Articles, Conferences
Different ways scientists communicate with the scientific com…
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Lecture topic 6. Environmental Science
food web
food chain
producer
consumer
먹이그물
먹이사슬
생산자
소비자
food web
먹이그물
food chain
먹이사슬
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Topic 1 Environmental Science and Sustainability
Environment
Environmental Science
Renewable natural resources
Nonrenewable natural resources
a complex entity of all living and nonliving things
the interdisciplinary study of how the natural world works, h…
those which are replenished over relatively short periods ( s…
mineral ores and crude oil are finite in supply- once deplete…
Environment
a complex entity of all living and nonliving things
Environmental Science
the interdisciplinary study of how the natural world works, h…
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Topic 1 - Environmental Science Overview
natural systems
human systems
environmentalism
sustainability
biological and physical materials and their processes
This element describes the human populations of earth, includ…
Movement concerned with protecting environment
A set of policies or practices by which societies can ensure…
natural systems
biological and physical materials and their processes
human systems
This element describes the human populations of earth, includ…
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Environmental Science Chapter 12
Air Pollution
Primary Pollutant
Secondary Pollutant
Smog
is the introduction of particulates, biological molecules, or…
Is an air pollutant emitted directly from a source.
is not directly emitted as such, but forms when other polluta…
fog or haze combined with smoke and other atmospheric polluta…
Air Pollution
is the introduction of particulates, biological molecules, or…
Primary Pollutant
Is an air pollutant emitted directly from a source.
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Science Topic 3 - Environmental Chemistry
nutrient
organic nutrients
mineral
macromineral
a chemical in food, used for energy, growth, body building or…
nutrients containing the element carbon; classed as carbohydr…
an inorganic substance that is not destroyed by cooking or ex…
100mg of mineral/day or more is required
nutrient
a chemical in food, used for energy, growth, body building or…
organic nutrients
nutrients containing the element carbon; classed as carbohydr…
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APES TOPIC: Introduction to Environmental Science
sustainability
conservation
environmental science
Ecosystem
The ability to keep in existence or maintain. A sustainable e…
Protecting and preserving natural resources and the environment
The study of natural processes in the environment and how hum…
A biological community of interacting organisms and their phy…
sustainability
The ability to keep in existence or maintain. A sustainable e…
conservation
Protecting and preserving natural resources and the environment
Environmental Science Chapter 2
Acidic
Aquifiers
Atoms
Basic
pH below 7
are permeable layers of rock and soil that hold water
Basic unit of matter
pH > 7
Acidic
pH below 7
Aquifiers
are permeable layers of rock and soil that hold water
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environmental science chapter 9
Arable
Biological pest control
Desertification
Droughts
Land on which crops can be grown.
Using living organisms or naturally produced chemicals to con…
Deterioration of land to the point that it becomes desert.
Period when rainfall is less than average causing crop failure.
Arable
Land on which crops can be grown.
Biological pest control
Using living organisms or naturally produced chemicals to con…
Environmental Science Topic 3/4
biocentric preservation
utilitarian conservation
environmentalism
Plato
A philosophy that emphasizes the fundamental right of living…
A philosophy that resources should be used for the greatest g…
The act or process of preserving, restoring, or improving the…
4th century B.C- start of environmentalism; Recognized human…
biocentric preservation
A philosophy that emphasizes the fundamental right of living…
utilitarian conservation
A philosophy that resources should be used for the greatest g…
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Environmental Science Topic 3 & 4
biocentric preservation
cost benefit analysis
utilitarian conservation
risk assessment
A philosophy that emphasizes the fundamental right of living…
Balances the cost of the action against the benefit one expec…
A philosophy that resources should be used for the greatest n…
A tool that helps us create cost effective ways to protect ou…
biocentric preservation
A philosophy that emphasizes the fundamental right of living…
cost benefit analysis
Balances the cost of the action against the benefit one expec…
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Topic 8 Environmental Science Vocabulary
Petroleum
Natural Gas
Coal
Nuclear Fission
An oily, dark-colored, flammable liquid found in the earth, c…
Is a gaseous mixture of hydrocarbon compounds, the primary on…
A combustable black or dark brown rock consisting of mainly c…
A nuclear reaction in which a massive nucleus splits into sma…
Petroleum
An oily, dark-colored, flammable liquid found in the earth, c…
Natural Gas
Is a gaseous mixture of hydrocarbon compounds, the primary on…
Environmental Science 2- Topics 1
Oceanography/Oceanology
Bathymetric profile
Costal Planes
Continental Shelf
The science/study of the ocean
the depth cross section of the ocean
above sea level through sea level
sea level to 200m below, slope of 1-2 degrees
Oceanography/Oceanology
The science/study of the ocean
Bathymetric profile
the depth cross section of the ocean
Environmental Science
Asthenosphere (Chapter 6)
Lithosphere (Chapter 6)
Convection (Chapter 6)
Hotspots (Chapter 6)
outer part of the mantle
brittle outer most layer of the planet
heat from the earth's core causes plumes of hot magma to well…
intra-place locations where molten material from the mantle r…
Asthenosphere (Chapter 6)
outer part of the mantle
Lithosphere (Chapter 6)
brittle outer most layer of the planet
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Environmental Science: Chapter 1
Environmental Science
Ecology
Sociology
Hunter Gatherers
The study of the impact of humans on the environment
the study of how living things interact with each other and w…
the study of human population dynamics and statistics
people who obtain food by collection plants, hunting, and sca…
Environmental Science
The study of the impact of humans on the environment
Ecology
the study of how living things interact with each other and w…
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Environmental Science
...pollution
..."The Tragedy of the Commons"
...hunter-gatherer period
...developing country
...undesired change in air, water, or soil
...describes conflicts associated with sharing resources
...humans lived in tribes, using fires to maintain the prairie
...characterized by high population growth rate, extreme pove…
...pollution
...undesired change in air, water, or soil
..."The Tragedy of the Commons"
...describes conflicts associated with sharing resources
Environmental Science Chapter 1
Control
Controlled Experiment
Data
Dependent Variable
The portion of an experiment that is not manipulated to compa…
An experiment wherein a control is compared against the treat…
Quantitative Information gathered during an experiment
The experimental factor that is being measured; the variable…
Control
The portion of an experiment that is not manipulated to compa…
Controlled Experiment
An experiment wherein a control is compared against the treat…
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Environmental Science Topic Three Study Questions
Biological Extinction
Mutation
Example of a species
What role does natural selection play…
Complete disappearance of a species from the earth. It happen…
Random change in the DNA molecules that make up genes; such c…
Alpaca - Vicugna pacos.... Anole lizard - Anolis carolinensis.... A…
In this process, individuals with certain genetic traits are…
Biological Extinction
Complete disappearance of a species from the earth. It happen…
Mutation
Random change in the DNA molecules that make up genes; such c…
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Environmental Science Chapter 4
ecology
species
population
community
The study of how organisms interact with each other and their…
group of organisms that interbreed and produce fertile offspr…
members of a species that live in the same area
all populations in a specific area
ecology
The study of how organisms interact with each other and their…
species
group of organisms that interbreed and produce fertile offspr…
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Environmental Science
Environment
Ecology
Ecosystem
Biotic
Surroundings
Field of study in biology that comes from the Greek work 'oik…
All of the biotic and abiotic things in a specific area and t…
Living
Environment
Surroundings
Ecology
Field of study in biology that comes from the Greek work 'oik…
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Environmental Science
Mineral
Luster
Streak
Hardness
Solid non living substance formed by natural occurrences.
How shiny the mineral looks.
Color of the powder a mineral produces when it is dragged acr…
A way of describing how easy or difficult it is to scratch th…
Mineral
Solid non living substance formed by natural occurrences.
Luster
How shiny the mineral looks.
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environmental science
the geosphere consists of...
crust
mantle
core
the core,mantle, and crust
outer most layer. very thin and is less than 1% of earths mass
its medium in density. it is 64% of earths mass
dense and hot
the geosphere consists of...
the core,mantle, and crust
crust
outer most layer. very thin and is less than 1% of earths mass
Environmental Science topic 2 test
Tropic Level number 1
Trophic level number 2
Trophic level 3
Pyramid of Numbers
consist of producers
Consist of herbivores, primary consumers, omnivores
Secondary consumers, carnivores
Shows the number of organisms at each trophic level in a food…
Tropic Level number 1
consist of producers
Trophic level number 2
Consist of herbivores, primary consumers, omnivores
Environmental Science Chapter 10
Acute Exposure
Allergens
Bioaccumulation
Biomagnification
High levels of exposure over a short period
substances that produce allergic reactions
the accumulation of a substance, such as a toxic chemical, in…
accumulation of pollutants at successive levels of the food c…
Acute Exposure
High levels of exposure over a short period
Allergens
substances that produce allergic reactions
Science Topic 3 - Environmental Chemistry
nutrient
organic nutrients
mineral
macromineral
a chemical in food, used for energy, growth, body building or…
nutrients containing the element carbon; classed as carbohydr…
an inorganic substance that is not destroyed by cooking or ex…
100mg of mineral/day or more is required
nutrient
a chemical in food, used for energy, growth, body building or…
organic nutrients
nutrients containing the element carbon; classed as carbohydr…
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Environmental Science Chapter 11
Surface Water
River System
Watershed
Groundwater
All the bodies of fresh water, salt water, ice, and snow that…
A flowing network of rivers and streams draining a river basin.
The area of land that is built across a river to control a ri…
The water that is beneath the Earth's surface
Surface Water
All the bodies of fresh water, salt water, ice, and snow that…
River System
A flowing network of rivers and streams draining a river basin.
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Environmental Science - Topic 9 (Laboratory Skills)
Metric Ruler
graduated cylinder
volume
mass
Metric Ruler
graduated cylinder
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Chapter 5 Environmental Science
photosynthesis
producer
consumer
decomposer
the process by which plants use sunlight to produce energy
an organism that makes its own food
organism that gets its energy by eating other organisms
consumers that get their food by breaking down dead organisms
photosynthesis
the process by which plants use sunlight to produce energy
producer
an organism that makes its own food
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Environmental Science - Topic 3 (Genetic Continuity)
gene
trait
heredity
DNA
a segment of DNA (on a chromosome) that contains the code for…
a characteristic that is passed from parent to offspring thro…
the passing of traits from parent to offspring
(Deoxyribonucleic Acid) the material found in all cells that…
gene
a segment of DNA (on a chromosome) that contains the code for…
trait
a characteristic that is passed from parent to offspring thro…
environmental science
the geosphere consists of...
crust
mantle
core
the core,mantle, and crust
outer most layer. very thin and is less than 1% of earths mass
its medium in density. it is 64% of earths mass
dense and hot
the geosphere consists of...
the core,mantle, and crust
crust
outer most layer. very thin and is less than 1% of earths mass
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Environmental Science
Ecology
Organisms
Biotic
Abiotic
The study of the interactions between living things and their…
Any living thing made up of at least one cell that can live o…
Part of the environment that includes all of the living organ…
Part of the environment that includes the physical features o…
Ecology
The study of the interactions between living things and their…
Organisms
Any living thing made up of at least one cell that can live o…
Environmental science
autotroph
biome
carbon cycle
carbon dioxide
An organism that makes its own food
A group of ecosystems that share similar climates and typical…
The organic circulation of carbon from the atmosphere into or…
CO2... a heavy odorless colorless gas formed during respiration…
autotroph
An organism that makes its own food
biome
A group of ecosystems that share similar climates and typical…
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