medical researcher- Gaia hypothesis
living and non living parts of earth form a complex interacting system comparable to an
implications of gaia hypothesis
living things maintain conditions for own survival, natura
the environment in which a species normally lives or the location of a living organism.
a group of organisms of the same species who live in the same area at the same time.
a group of populations living and interacting with ea
When is biodiversity lost?
It is lost when populations are greatly reduced in size, when a species becomes extinct, or when
ecosystems are destroyed or greatly modified.
death of a species - the elimination of all the individuals of a particula
The reactants that bind to the enzyme
The building blocks of matter
Positively charged particle
Negatively charges particle
Particle with no charge
A pure substance that cannot be broken down into any other s
Briefly explain how energy flows through a food chain or food web.
Energy enters the food chain as sunlight through the autotrophs, is passed from trophic level to
trophic level, with about 10% lost at each level. . Energy is not cycled over and over agai
any organism that consumes all or part of another living organism (its prey or host)
thereby benefiting itself but reducing growth/survival of the prey
consumption of one organism by another
types of predation
natural enemies, predators
system of government in which all citizens have an equal say in decisions that affects
variations: direct, representative, parlimentary, predsidential, constitutional, etc
democracy in US: republican, presidential, constitutional, fe
has pollution increased or diminished over time?
environmental kuznets curve
environmental degradation(pollution) vs stage of economic development.
pre-industrial, industrial, post industrial economies
line like a hill shape
improvements of air q
company was responsible for much of the manufacture of DDT
Author of Silent Spring
writer runs an advocacy group called 350.org
Person who proposed a theory that as affluence increases, environmental im
factor being changed
groups exposed to the normal conditions (no treatment)
variable being changed
something you believe
(a) graduated cylinder
what is instrument is used to measure volume?
what does a t
The scientific study of the distribution and abundance of organisms, and the interactions
that determine distribution and abundance
Ecology is both an _ and a _ science
applied, pure; Applied: knowledge that is practical for benefiting humankind