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DSST Environmental Sciences Vocab

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1. Any form of water that falls to the Earth's surface

2. The issue where humans don't take care of the Earth.

3. Water stored in underground layers of soil and rock

4. The number of different species in a given area

5. When a large fraction of the resource has been used up

6. A study that compares the costs and benefits to society of providing a public good

7. An organism that can make it's own food

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

9. A grid that displays the data plotted in a chart.

10. Something that does not completely break down into the soil

11. A measure of human demand on the Earth's ecosystems

12. An organism's particular role - or how it makes its living

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

14. Organism that is killed

15. The time when human begins first domesticated plants and animals and no longer relied entirely on hunting and gathering.

16. The community of organisms that live in a particular area along with their nonliving surroundings

17. A material that cannot be recycled or reused

18. A higer demand of that limited product the the price goes up

19. The rate of which a plant grows at

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

21. Behaviors and physical characteristics of species that allow them to live successfully in their environment

22. A graph that uses dots to compare rate of change over time

23. Possible to use again

24. A state of poor nutrition; lacking enough calories or variety in diet

25. A resource that is able to be reused - or can be replenished quickly

26. The effect of the IV

27. The typical weather pattern in an area over a long period of time

28. The variable that you manipulate

29. A severe shortage of food (as through crop failure) resulting in violent hunger and starvation and death

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

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

32. The practice of reducing energy use

33. Evaluation of the short-term and long-term risks associated with a particular activity or hazard

34. Resources supplied by nature

35. The trapping of heat near Earth's surface by certain gases (carbon dioxide - water vapor and other gases) in the atmosphere

36. The process by which a gas changes to a liquid

37. The process of cutting down only some trees in area

38. Liphids - proteins - and carbohydrates

39. A graph that highlights segments of a circle to show simple distribution patterns

40. Countries with strong economies and a high quality of life

41. The degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment

42. A close relationship between two species that benefits at least one of them

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

44. Mass destruction of most species

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

46. Mistake in following procedure

47. A consumer that eats only plants

48. The study of how living and nonliving things interact

49. A relationship in which both species benefit

50. An organism that breaks down wastes and dead organisms