Ecology Chapter 3 Sterling
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The amount of different species in an area
Stopping further/any harm to a biotic and/or abiotic "thing"
- An area where there is a large amount of biodiversity
- usually tropical areas
a group of organisms living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.
- A species that greatly influences the ecosystem it is in
- generally primary producers
- A species that is needed for the ecosystem to thrive
- An undercommon species
- Keeping a certain species in a contained way and having it breed to increase its population
- done only with endangered species
- The Toronto zoo commonly does this
- A species that greatly influences the environment of a given ecosystem
- i.e. a beaver and it's dam
a number of species or things sharing a specified characteristic and following one after the other.
- The loss of a species habitat
- caused by natural causes or humans
- i.e deforestation, draining of wetands
- The clearing of trees
- transforms forests into cleared land.
- A species not native to a given land
- Caused by humans
- Can be intentional or accidental
An alien species that harms the ecosystem
The consumption/use of a resource to the point where it is nearly/is depleated
- A species which has been completely wiped out
- Can be caused by human overexploitation or by natural causes
The lack of a variety of species in a given area
The practice of renewing/restoring destroyed/damaged ecosystems caused by human
Planting trees to recreate a forest which was previously destroyed
- Using a species to control the population of another
- i.e. using cats to kill mice
Using plants to put nutrients back into destroyed soil
Using plants to remove harmful chemicals/materials from soil
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