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DSST Environmental Science - 2

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1. The series of changes that occur in an area where no soil or organisms exist

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

3. The mating of animals in zoos or wildlife preserves

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

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

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

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

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

9. Deals with biological hazards

10. Fires that are set by humans

11. A region that has many different types of organism is described as having a high level of this

12. Watering crops

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

14. Any substance that poses a chemical hazard

15. Can result in a decrease of property damage

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

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

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

19. Provide wood

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

21. Leaving a population

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

23. Shift of population from countryside to cities

24. Viruses - bacteria and other organisms in the environment that harm human health

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

26. Chemical hazard that was once found in paint - young children are frequently tested for this

27. Soil - fresh water - wild animals - and timber

28. Has the highest amount of species diversity

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

30. Pollution from a factory near your school

31. A species that is at risk of extinction

32. An organism that can make its own food

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

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

35. A large area heavily populated like Miami - Florida or Toledo - Ohio

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

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

38. Resulted in suppression of all forest fires

39. Burning fossil fuels

40. One way zoos and aquariums help increase wildlife populations

41. The highest level of biodiversity

42. Chemicals that causes harm to embryos and fetuses

43. 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

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

45. Increase the stability of an ecosystem

46. Bumps on the roots of certain plants

47. A species in danger of becoming extinct in the near future

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

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

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