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Ecology

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TermDefinition
natural resources materials in the environment that are used by people
renewable resources natural resources that can be replaced
non-renewable resources natural resources that cannot be replaced by nature
pollution any harmful substance released into the environment
conservation the wise use of natural resources
host An organism that is infected with or is fed upon by a parasitic or
producer An autotrophic organism capable of producing complex organic compounds from simple inorganic molecules through the process of photosynthesis (using light energy) or through chemosynthesis (using chemical energy).
deforestation The state of being clear of trees. The removal of trees.
fossil fuel Any fuel formed from hydrocarbon deposits
abiotic non living thing
biotic living thing
population People inhabiting a territory
scavenger an animal or other organism that feeds on dead organic matter.
parasite an organism that lives on or in an organism of another species, known as the host, from the body of which it obtains nutriment.
autotrophic self feeding
heterotrophic obtain nutrient from the environment
evaporation matter or the quantity of matter evaporated or passed off in vapor
industrialization the large-scale introduction of manufacturing, advanced technical enterprises, and other productive economic activity into an area, society, country, etc.
global warming an increase in the earth's average atmospheric temperature that causes corresponding changes in climate and that may result from the greenhouse effect.
reforestation to replant trees on (land denuded by cutting or fire).
Created by: Petit10