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DSST Environmental Science - 2

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1. A species that influences the survival of many others in an ecosystem

2. A carnivore that feeds on the bodies of dead organisms

3. The probability that a hazard will cause a harmful response

4. Are carefully controlled

5. Can result in a decrease of property damage

6. The disappearance of a particular population from a given area - but not from the entire species globally

7. Taking in carbon dioxide from the atmosphere during photosynthesis

8. Organism that carries pathogens

9. Energy from the sun would be reflected back into space

10. Resulted in suppression of all forest fires

11. Watering crops

12. A natural pattern in which species diversity generally increases toward the equator

13. The disappearance of all members of a species from Earth

14. A relationship between two species in which one species benefits and the other is neither helped nor harmed

15. A form of decision-making concerned with the allocation and conservation of natural resources

16. The amount of replacement is equal to the amount harvested

17. The reason why tigers living in warmer climates have thinner fur than tigers living in cool climates

18. A behavior or physical characteristic that allows an organism to live successfully in its environment

19. The role of an organism in its habitat - or how it makes its living

20. A disease that has appeared in the human population for the first time or that has existed for a while but is increasing rapidly and spreading around the world

21. When fish are caught faster than they can breed - causing the populatio to decrease

22. Causes a cooling effect

23. Chemicals that causes harm to embryos and fetuses

24. The struggle between organisms to survive as they attempt to use the same limited resource

25. Leaving a population

26. Sikhote-Alin mountains and the Siberian tigers living there are separated from other mountains by this

27. An environment that provides the things an organism needs to live - grow - and reproduce

28. A species that is at risk of extinction

29. A species that could become endangered in the near future

30. Provide wood

31. Global phenomenon that has caused some organisms to move toward the poles and to higher altitude

32. Species that are carried to a new location by people

33. Burning fossil fuels

34. Deals with biological hazards

35. Anything in the environment that is used by people is called a natural resource

36. Water vapor and carbon dioxide that trap heat near the earth

37. Businesses are arranged in a long row along a roadway - with no main community

38. One way zoos and aquariums help increase wildlife populations

39. Transportation systems - communications systems - water services - power supplies - and schools

40. Chemicals that cause cancer

41. A resource that is either always available or is naturally replaced in a relatively short time

42. A consumer that eats both plants and animals

43. A relationship in which one organism lives on or in a host and harms it

44. Sex - weight - and health issues

45. An area with a large population of valuable ocean organisms

46. The amount of carbon dioxide emissions for which an individual or group is responsible

47. The organism that does the killing in a predation interaction

48. The series of changes that occur in an area where the ecosystem has been disturbed - but where soil and organisms still exist

49. A series of events in which one organism eats another and obtains energy

50. The clearing of a forest and replacing it with another land use