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DSST Environmental Sciences Vocab

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

2. The largest population that an area can support

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

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

5. The process by which a gas changes to a liquid

6. An organism that can make it's own food

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

8. An environmental factor that causes a population to decrease

9. The study of how living and nonliving things interact

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

11. The typical weather pattern in an area over a long period of time

12. Mistake in following procedure

13. Moving into a population

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

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

16. The organism that the parasite lives in or on

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

18. When a large fraction of the resource has been used up

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

20. The number of different species in an area

21. A consumer that eats only animals

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

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

24. Organism that is killed

25. A higer demand of that limited product the the price goes up

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

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

28. A state of poor nutrition; lacking enough calories or variety in diet

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

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

31. Heat from the Earth's interior

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

33. The effect of the IV

34. A consumer that eats both plants and animals

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

36. The degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment

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

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

39. Rice - corn - potatos - wheat - soy beans

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

41. The amount of food production in a given area

42. A chart with bars

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

44. Anything in the environment that is used by people

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

46. Organism that does the killing

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

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

49. An organism that breaks down wastes and dead organisms

50. The process of cutting down only some trees in area