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Scientific study of the distribution and abundance of organisms and their interactions with their environment

Ecology

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Encompasses all living and non-living things occurring naturally in Earth or some region thereof

Environment

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Scientific discipline that need to be brought together to understand and manage the natural environment and the many interactions among the physical, biological, and chemical components

Environmental Science

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Systematic study of human interaction with their environment

Environmental Studies

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Three divisions of environmental studies

Natural Environment
Built Environment
Social Environment
Sets of relationships between them and the interactions of human beings and nature

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It is naturally occurring; no intervention with man

Natural Environment

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Environment made by man

Built Environment

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Environment wherein the man is the integral component

Social Environment

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Environmental Science encompasses study in the basic principles of:

Policy
Politics
Law
Economics
Social Aspects
Planning
Pollution control
Natural resources

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System of interdependent organisms which share the same habitat in an area functioning together with all of the physical factors of the environment

Ecosystem

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Ecologically similar climate such as communities of plants, animals, and soil organisms and are often referred to as ecosystem

Biomes

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Four factors in Biomes

Plant Structures
Leaf Type
Plant Spacing
Climate

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Two types of leaf structures

Broadleaf - warm place
Needle leaf - cold place

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An ecosystem usually found in the equator; common in Asia, Australia, Africa, South America, Central America, Mexico & Pacific Islands; high rainfall

Tropical Rainforest

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Plants that live suspended on sturdier plants; do not take nourishments from hosts

Epiphytes

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What is Bromeliads

"Spanish Moss" / Pineapple Family

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Biome that occupies the eastern half of the United States and a large portion of Europe; shed leaves in the autumn

Temperate Deciduous Forest

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Named after the biome in Russia; dominated by conifers; abundant with lake boys and marshes; mammals hibernate

Taiga

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Biome that has high annual rainfall with a temperate climate; wildfires are uncommon because of high moisture content in forest

Temperate Rain Forest

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Biome that is so cold in winter that sunlight won't thaw the ice even if it's summer; moss, some grasses dominate the landscape during short growing season

Tundra

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Promotes a vigorous growth of perennial grasses and herbs

Grasslands

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Annual rainfall here is less than 1 in or zero in some years; cacti, sagebrush, and mesquite survive because they conserve water for a long time

Desert

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Oaks and evergreen trees; used in Wild West movies; very hot and dry

Chaparral