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DSST Environmental Sciences Vocab

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1. A group of organisms that are physically similar and can mate with each other and produce offspring that can also mate and reproduce

2. Flaw in design of procedure

3. A relationship in which both species benefit

4. Struggle between organisms to survive in a habitat with limited resources

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

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

7. A consumer that eats both plants and animals

8. Possible to use again

9. The movement or organisms from one place to another

10. All the different populations that live together in an area

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

12. All the members of one species in a particular area

13. Moving into a population

14. Anything that harms an organism

15. People who survive by searching for wild plants and animals; always move in small groups

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

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

18. An organism that breaks down wastes and dead organisms

19. A group of land ecosystems with similar climates and organisms

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

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

22. The number of different species in an area

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

24. The act of restricting your food intake (or your intake of particular foods)

25. The study of the impact of humans on the environment

26. The theory that increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will raise Earth's average temperature

27. Wheat -bairley -corn....carbohydrates

28. Measure of quantity of food produced on a given area of land with limited inputs of energy and resources

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

30. The practice of reducing energy use

31. Capable of being broken down by bacteria or other decomposers

32. Mistake in following procedure

33. The largest population that an area can support

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

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

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

37. Situation in which people acting individually and in their own interest use up commonly available but limited resources - creating disaster for the entire community

38. An energy rich substance (such as coal - oil - or natural gas) formed from the remains of organisms

39. The practice of growing - breeding - and caring for plants and animals that are used for food - clothing - transportation - and other uses

40. The introduction of pesticides and high-yield grains and better management during the 1960s and 1970s which greatly increased agricultural productivity

41. Liphids - proteins - and carbohydrates

42. The rate of which a plant grows at

43. Illegal killing or removal of wildlife from their habitats

44. A living part of an organism's habitat

45. An interaction in which one organism kills and eats another

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

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

48. The condition in which human needs are met in such a way that a human population can survive indefinitely

49. A consumer that eats only plants

50. Heat from the Earth's interior