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DSST Environmental Sciences Vocab

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Struggle between organisms to survive in a habitat with limited resources






2. A relationship in which both species benefit






3. The number of different species in a given area






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






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






6. Wheat -bairley -corn....carbohydrates






7. Type of graph most often used for categorical data






8. A resource that is not able to be reused - or cannot be replenished quickly






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






10. A habitat in which the freshwater of a river meets the salt water of an ocean






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






12. The series of predictable changes that occur in a community over time






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






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






15. The pattern of overlapping food chains in an ecosystem.






16. Mistake in following procedure






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






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






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






20. The process of changing free nitrogen gas into a usable form






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






22. The first species to populate the area






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






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






25. Illegal killing or removal of wildlife from their habitats






26. The movement or organisms from one place to another






27. In an experiment - the group of participants that recieves the manipulation






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






29. An organism that obtains energy by feeding on other organisms






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






31. Organism that does the killing






32. Countries with less productive economies and a lower quality of life






33. Heat from the Earth's interior






34. The number of different species in an area






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






36. A natural resource that is not replaced in a useful time frame






37. A chart with bars






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






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






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






41. A graph that uses line segments to show changes that occur over time






42. The process by which molecules of liquid absorb energy and change to gas






43. Anything that harms an organism






44. A material that cannot be recycled or reused






45. A living part of an organism's habitat






46. The study of how living and nonliving things interact






47. The continuous process by which water moves from Earth's surface to the atmosphere and back






48. Resources supplied by nature






49. Organism that is killed






50. A relationship that involves one organism living on or inside another organism and harming it