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DSST Environmental Science - 2

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

2. An organism that obtains energy by feeding on the other organisms

3. Deals with biological hazards

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

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

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

7. The process of cutting down only some trees in an area

8. Amount of land each person uses

9. The most direct way in which biodiverstiy can provide a source of income

10. Can result in a decrease of property damage

11. Any substance that poses a chemical hazard

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

13. By increasing the need for people to drive

14. Increase the stability of an ecosystem

15. The breaking of a habitat into smaller - isolated pieces

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

17. The highest level of biodiversity

18. Concentrations of toxicants can be greatly multiplied with each step up the food chain

19. Sex - weight - and health issues

20. Building up not out

21. Making direct measurements

22. One way zoos and aquariums help increase wildlife populations

23. Habitat change and fragmentation

24. Land that is sparsely populated and has few buildings or roads

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

26. Bumps on the roots of certain plants

27. Using public transportation

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

29. The largest population that an area can support

30. Manage - protect and reintroduce threatened and endangered species

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

32. The study of the natural processes that occur in the environment and how humans can affect them

33. Refers to an increase in Earth's average surface temperature

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

35. An example of a method for managing whole ecosystems and habitats

36. This draws people from urban areas to rural areas

37. A living part of an organism's habitat

38. The study of how living things interact with each other and their environment

39. Moving into a population

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

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

42. Have a greater sensitivity to environmental hazards than any other group

43. A consumer that eats only animals

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

45. The form of transportation that uses the most energy per passenger mile

46. Causes a cooling effect

47. A nonliving part of an organism's habitat

48. Burning fossil fuels

49. Provide wood

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