Ecology is the environmental science that investigates the interactions and relationships of chemical, physical, and life constituents within ecosystems, however small (such as the base of a tree) or vast (such as the Sahara desert). As such, whether in an advanced placement science class or college prep science course, teaching high school ecology borrows vocabulary from math, chemistry, physics, biology, and geography. It includes new science words, novel word combinations, and application-based science definitions.
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Words at a Glance
High School Ecology
Biogeochemical Cycles: carbon cycle, photosynthesis, nitrogen cycle, permafrost, phosphorus cycle, recharge zone, reservoir, salinity, water cycle, watershed, biotic, abiotic, acid precipitation, age structure, fossil fuels, groundwater, pH, precipitation, subsidence, topsoil, cellular respiration, biosphere, eutrophication, freshwater, lithosphere, ozone hole, ozone layer, stratosphere, surface water, troposphere
Earth: aesthenosphere, atmosphere, biosphere, erosion, mineral, ozone layer, precipitation, river system, tectonic plate, water cycle, barrier island, climate, desertification, freshwater, lithosphere, ore, permeability, stratosphere, topsoil, watershed, aquifer, benthic zone, coral reef, ecosystem, geosphere, mantle, porosity, recharge zone, surface water, troposphere
Ecosystems: desert, estuary, mangrove swamp, river system, savannah, taiga, temperate deciduous forest, tropical rain forest, tundra, habitat, biomass, canopy, climax community, primary succession, secondary succession, understory, chaparral, salt marsh, temperate grassland, temperate rain forest, benthic zone, biodiversity, biome, climate, community, littoral zone, niche, wetland, ecosystem, benthos
Energy: nuclear energy, biomass fuel, hydroelectric energy, geothermal energy, alternative energy, ocean thermal energy, conversion, fuel cell, energy efficiency, energy conservation
Environmental Science: environmental science, greenhouse effect, endemic species, threatened species, endangered species, pioneer species, keystone species, global warming, greenhouse gases
Human Impact: agriculture, aquaculture, arable land, domesticated, groundwater, livestock, pesticide, heat island, rural, overgrazing, environmental science, artificial selection, ecotourism, exotic species, global warming, overharvesting, poaching, urban sprawl, urban, cultural eutrophication, petroleum, risk assessment, smog, undeveloped country, urbanization, economics, developed country
Natural Resource Management: artificial eutrophication, fossil fuels, freshwater, reservoir, deep well injection, natural resource, reclamation, smelting, sustainability, greenhouse effect, deforestation, desertification, oil reserve, potable, recycling, reforestation, subsurface mining, surface mining, biodegradable, compost
Natural Selection: species, adaptation, evolution, gene, migration, natural selection, resistance, risk assessment, survivorship
Population Ecology: competition, population, adaptation, keystone species, carrying capacity, demographic transition, demography, ecological succession, ecology, growth rate, fertility rate, predation, migration, survivorship, dispersion, epidemiology, exotic species, exponential growth, life expectancy, reproductive potential
Scientific Inquiry: distribution, experimental group, genetic engineering, global positioning system, hypothesis, land use planning, model, sample, variable, yield, control group, data, ecological footprint, environmental impact statement, geographic information system, GPS, irrigation, law of supply and demand, observation, vector, correlation, desalination, endangered species act, experiment, GIS, habitat conservation plan, kyoto protocol, lobbying prediction, value
Species: angiosperm, endemic species, epiphyte, gymnosperm, invertebrate, organism, pathogen, plankton, species, vertebrate, bacteria, endangered species, fungus, nekton, nitrogen fixing bacteria, protist, threatened species
The Climate/Weather: precipitation, water cycle, climate, condensation, conduction, convection, evaporation, latitude, ozone hole, el nino, la nina, temperature inversion, hurricane, altitude, storm surge, ozone layer
Trophic Interactions: cellular respiration, photosynthesis, pathogen, biomagnification, food chain, host, parasitism, population, symbiosis, trophic level, biomass, commensalism, competition, consumer, decomposer, food web, mutualism,predation, producer
Waste Management: acid precipitation, greenhouse gases, acid shock, CFCs, hazardous waste, non-point source pollution, point source pollution, solid waste, water pollution, toxicology, eutrophication, land fill, leachate, municipal solid waste, pollution, primary pollutant, secondary pollutant, thermal pollution, waste water, air pollution
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