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DSST Environmental Science - 2

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1. Deals with biological hazards

2. Resulted in suppression of all forest fires

3. This draws people from urban areas to rural areas

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

5. Fires that are set by humans

6. An organism that is killed and eaten by another organism

7. A consumer that eats only plants

8. The highest level of biodiversity

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

10. Loud noises in the air like jack hammers - loud car stereos - etc...

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

12. The role of an organism in its habitat - or how it makes its living

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

14. The loss of a natural habitat

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

16. The number of different species in an area

17. Taking in carbon dioxide from the atmosphere during photosynthesis

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

19. A relationship between two species in which one species benefits and the other is neither helped nor harmed

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

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

22. The process of cutting down all the trees in an area at once

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

24. The practice of protecting the environment

25. Process of measuring the chance that an environmental hazard will cause harm

26. An organism that breaks down wastes and dead organisms

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

28. An organism that can make its own food

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

30. Organism that carries pathogens

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

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

33. Burning fossil fuels

34. Habitat change and fragmentation

35. Cooking oil - fuel - and medicines

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

37. The mating of animals in zoos or wildlife preserves

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

39. The most effective way of preserving biodiversity by protecting whole ecosystems

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

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

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

43. Contamination of land - water - or air

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

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

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

47. A relationship between two species in which both species benefit

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

49. Pollution from a factory near your school

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