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Unit 4 vocabulary Environmental Science
population
population ecology
population density
dispersal
a group of organisms of the same species that live in a speci…
The study of environmental influences on population density a…
the number of individuals per unit area or volume.
is the relative distribution or arrangement of its indivduals…
population
a group of organisms of the same species that live in a speci…
population ecology
The study of environmental influences on population density a…
18 terms
Chapter 1 Vocabulary: Environmental Science
applied science
biosphere
consumption crisis
developed countries
study and activity that uses information provided by pure sci…
the layer around the Earth in which life occurs naturally, ex…
situation in which natural resources are being used up, waste…
highly industrialized countries with high incomes and high st…
applied science
study and activity that uses information provided by pure sci…
biosphere
the layer around the Earth in which life occurs naturally, ex…
28 terms
Environmental Science: Unit 2 Vocabulary
abiotic
acidic or acid
aquifer
Basic or Base
An environmental factor that is not living. Examples: rocks,…
Having the properties of an acid. Has pH of 1-7.
A body of rock or sediment that stores groundwater and allows…
has a pH greater than 7
abiotic
An environmental factor that is not living. Examples: rocks,…
acidic or acid
Having the properties of an acid. Has pH of 1-7.
16 terms
Environmental Science Chapter 1 vocabulary
Environmental Science
Environment
Natural Resource
Nonrenewable Resource
Study of how humans interact with the environment.
The surroundings of an organism that affect its life and deve…
Any natural substance that living things use, such as sunligh…
Resources that can be used up faster than they can be repleni…
Environmental Science
Study of how humans interact with the environment.
Environment
The surroundings of an organism that affect its life and deve…
11 terms
Environmental Science Chapter 13 vocabulary
climate
lattitude
El nino
La nina
Overall weather in an area over a long period of time
the distance from the equator measured in degrees
a climate variation that takes place in the tropical Pacific…
A cooling of the ocean surface off the western coast of South…
climate
Overall weather in an area over a long period of time
lattitude
the distance from the equator measured in degrees
20 terms
Water Vocabulary EHS Environmental Science
Surface water
River system
Watershed
Groundwater
Fresh water on Earth's land surface.
As streams and rivers move across the land, they form a flowi…
The area of land that is drained by a river.
Water beneath the Earth's surface in sediment and rock format…
Surface water
Fresh water on Earth's land surface.
River system
As streams and rivers move across the land, they form a flowi…
30 terms
Environmental Science Vocabulary
Anthropogenic
Best Management Practices
Biodegradable
Bioremediation
Caused by or as a result of human activity
(BMPs) Methods to prevent runoff from getting into a water so…
Able to break into smaller segments that are easily reabsorbe…
Using the biological properties of an organism to repair or l…
Anthropogenic
Caused by or as a result of human activity
Best Management Practices
(BMPs) Methods to prevent runoff from getting into a water so…
10 terms
Environmental Science Vocabulary
Bio-
Atmos-
A-
Acr-, Agr-
Life
Air, vapor, smoke
Not without
Field
Bio-
Life
Atmos-
Air, vapor, smoke
13 terms
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…
71 terms
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
14 terms
Introduction to Environmental Science - Vocabulary
environmental science
environment
environmentalism
ecology
the study of how the natural world works, how the environment…
all the living and nonliving things with which an organism in…
a social movement dedicated to protecting the natural world -…
the study of how organisms interact with one another and with…
environmental science
the study of how the natural world works, how the environment…
environment
all the living and nonliving things with which an organism in…
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…
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…
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
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
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…
34 terms
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…
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
Environmental Science Vocabulary
emissions
smog (photochemical)
temperature inversion
ozone
pollutants that are released into the air
thick, brownish haze formed when certain gases in the air rea…
layer of warm air holds in the polluted air; smog becomes mor…
form of oxygen that is toxic; three oxygen molecules together
emissions
pollutants that are released into the air
smog (photochemical)
thick, brownish haze formed when certain gases in the air rea…
67 terms
Environmental Science Vocabulary
Sustainable
Science
Scientific Method
Ecology
to use a resource in a way that does not deplete it or perman…
knowledge based on observed facts and tested truths arranged…
a step-by-step process that scientists use to investigate hyp…
The study of how living things interact with each other and w…
Sustainable
to use a resource in a way that does not deplete it or perman…
Science
knowledge based on observed facts and tested truths arranged…
10 terms
Environmental Science Vocabulary
Atmosphere
Bacteria
Cold Blooded
Warm Blooded
The whole mass of air that... surrounds the Earth.
Any one of a group of very small... living things that often cau…
Having cold blood. Having a body temperature... that is similar…
Having blood that always remains warm.... Having a body temperat…
Atmosphere
The whole mass of air that... surrounds the Earth.
Bacteria
Any one of a group of very small... living things that often cau…
24 terms
Chapter 1 Vocabulary: Environmental Science
applied science
biosphere
consumption crisis
developed countries
study and activity that uses information provided by pure sci…
the layer around the Earth in which life occurs naturally, ex…
situation in which natural resources are being used up, waste…
highly industrialized countries with high incomes and high st…
applied science
study and activity that uses information provided by pure sci…
biosphere
the layer around the Earth in which life occurs naturally, ex…
10 terms
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.
17 terms
Environmental Science Unit 5 Vocabulary
Surface Water
Watershed
Groundwater
Aquifer
All the bodies of water found above the ground.
The area of land that is drained by a water system.
The water that is beneath the Earth's surface.
A body of rock or sediment that stores ground water.
Surface Water
All the bodies of water found above the ground.
Watershed
The area of land that is drained by a water system.
25 terms
Environmental Science Unit 1 Vocabulary
Environmental Science
Ecology
Agriculture
Natural Resource
study of the impact of humans on the environment.
study of how living things interact with each other and with…
practice of growing breeding, and caring for plants and anima…
material found in nature and used by humans.
Environmental Science
study of the impact of humans on the environment.
Ecology
study of how living things interact with each other and with…
11 terms
Environmental Science Chapter 13 vocabulary
climate
lattitude
El nino
La nina
Overall weather in an area over a long period of time
the distance from the equator measured in degrees
a climate variation that takes place in the tropical Pacific…
A cooling of the ocean surface off the western coast of South…
climate
Overall weather in an area over a long period of time
lattitude
the distance from the equator measured in degrees
15 terms
Environmental Science Vocabulary
invasive species
ecological succession
primary succession
secondary succession
organisms from a different ecosystem that thrive and grow out…
process where ecosystems change over time
succession that begins in an area where there are no plants,…
succession that begins in an area where there is soil; the ar…
invasive species
organisms from a different ecosystem that thrive and grow out…
ecological succession
process where ecosystems change over time
17 terms
Chapter 1 Vocabulary: Environmental Science
biosphere
consumption crisis
developed countries
developing countries
the layer around the Earth in which life occurs naturally, ex…
situation in which natural resources are being used up, waste…
highly industrialized countries with high incomes and high st…
less industrialized countries in which the average income and…
biosphere
the layer around the Earth in which life occurs naturally, ex…
consumption crisis
situation in which natural resources are being used up, waste…
29 terms
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…
24 terms
Chapter 6 Environmental Science Vocabulary
Biome
Climate
Weather
Climatograph
A group of ecosystems that share similar abiotic and biotic c…
The average conditions, including temperature and precipitati…
The day-to-day conditions in Earth's... atmosphere, such as "hot…
A climate diagram that describes the conditions in a biome
Biome
A group of ecosystems that share similar abiotic and biotic c…
Climate
The average conditions, including temperature and precipitati…
40 terms
Environmental Science Unit -- Vocabulary
conservation
threatened species
succession
abiotic
the wise use of and preservation of natural resources
species that are nearing extinction
the gradual development of a community of organisms over time
non-living factors in an environment (air, water, soil...)
conservation
the wise use of and preservation of natural resources
threatened species
species that are nearing extinction
Ecology - Vocabulary & Images Environmental Science
Species
Population
Ecosystem
Niche
Individuals of the same type that can mate and have babies.
All of the individuals of the same species within an ecologic…
The natural systems that are made up of living and nonliving…
The role and position a species has in its environment; how i…
Species
Individuals of the same type that can mate and have babies.
Population
All of the individuals of the same species within an ecologic…
26 terms
Environmental Science Vocabulary Unit 0
Sustainability
anthropocentric
biocentric
anthropogenic
the ability of an ecosystem to produce and consume resources…
Human-centered, focus on human needs, ignore the environment…
life centered, says humans are just one of many species on Ea…
human-caused
Sustainability
the ability of an ecosystem to produce and consume resources…
anthropocentric
Human-centered, focus on human needs, ignore the environment…
11 terms
Environmental Science Unit 3 Chapter 7 Vocabulary
Wetland
Plankton
Nekton
Benthos
An area where varying amounts of standing water covers the so…
Microscopic organisms that float in aquatic environments.
All free swimming organisms in a body of water.
Organisms that live at the bottom of a body of water.
Wetland
An area where varying amounts of standing water covers the so…
Plankton
Microscopic organisms that float in aquatic environments.
25 terms
Chapter 3 Environmental Science Vocabulary
Asthenosphere
Atmosphere
Biosphere
Chemical weathering
The solid, plastic layer of the mantle beneath the lithospher…
A mixture of gases that surrounds a planet , such as Earth
The part of Earth where life exists
The process by which rocks break down as a result of chemical…
Asthenosphere
The solid, plastic layer of the mantle beneath the lithospher…
Atmosphere
A mixture of gases that surrounds a planet , such as Earth
40 terms
Environmental Science: Unit 3 Vocabulary
ecosystem
biotic factor
abiotic factor
organism
all of the organisms, biotic, and abiotic factors in a certai…
an environmental factor that is living or once living
a nonliving environmental factor
a living thing
ecosystem
all of the organisms, biotic, and abiotic factors in a certai…
biotic factor
an environmental factor that is living or once living
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…
17 terms
Environmental science chapter 15 vocabulary
famine
malnutrition
diet
yield
An extreme shortage of food
A condition that occurs when people do not consume enough Cal…
The amount and types of foods one consumes.
give or supply
famine
An extreme shortage of food
malnutrition
A condition that occurs when people do not consume enough Cal…
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
19 terms
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.
13 terms
Chapter 1 Vocabulary: Environmental Science
developed countries
developing countries
ecology
environment
highly industrialized countries with high incomes and high st…
less industrialized countries in which the average income and…
a pure science; the study of how living things interact with…
the surroundings of an organism that affects its life and dev…
developed countries
highly industrialized countries with high incomes and high st…
developing countries
less industrialized countries in which the average income and…
20 terms
Environmental Science Chapter 11 vocabulary
surface water
river system
watershed
groundwater
water that collects on the surface of the ground
a river and its tributaries
An ecosystem where all water runoff drains into a single body…
water that fills the cracks and spaces in underground soil an…
surface water
water that collects on the surface of the ground
river system
a river and its tributaries
15 terms
Environmental Science - Ch. 1 Vocabulary
environmental science
ecology
agriculture
natural resource
the study of the impact that humans have on the environment
the study of how living things interact with each other and w…
the practice of growing, breeding, and caring for plants and…
any natural material that is used by humans
environmental science
the study of the impact that humans have on the environment
ecology
the study of how living things interact with each other and w…
14 terms
Environmental Science: Unit 1 Vocabulary
natural resource
pollution
biodiversity
sustainability
any natural material that is used by humans
any undesirable change in the environment that is caused by h…
the variety of organisms in an area
the condition in which human needs are met in such a way that…
natural resource
any natural material that is used by humans
pollution
any undesirable change in the environment that is caused by h…
1,138 terms
AP Environmental Science Vocabulary List
Deep Ocean
Coral Reefs
Aquatic Ecosystems
Trawl Fishing (Trawling)
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…
21 terms
Environmental Science: Unit 4 Vocabulary
surface water
groundwater
watershed
osmosis
water on Earth's land surface
water beneath Earth's surface
all of the land area that is drained by a certain river
the process by which water flows to balance solute concentrat…
surface water
water on Earth's land surface
groundwater
water beneath Earth's surface
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…
22 terms
Environmental Science: Unit 2 Vocabulary
geosphere
crust
mantle
core
the mostly solid, rocky part of the Earth
the thin and solid outer part of the geosphere
the layer of rock in between Earth's crust and core
the partially liquid, central part of Earth below the mantle
geosphere
the mostly solid, rocky part of the Earth
crust
the thin and solid outer part of the geosphere
1,138 terms
AP Environmental Science Vocabulary List
Deep Ocean
Coral Reefs
Aquatic Ecosystems
Trawl Fishing (Trawling)
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…
14 terms
Environmental Science: Unit 6 Vocabulary
energy
kinetic energy
potential energy
Law of Conservation of Energy
Ability to do work
Energy of motion
Stored Energy
Energy cannot be created or destroyed
energy
Ability to do work
kinetic energy
Energy of motion
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