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Science chapter 6

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what are human activities that effect the biosphere? hunting,gathering,agriculture,industry,and urban development
Agriculture the practice of farming
green revolution the development of highly productive crop strains and the use of modern agricultural techniques to increase yields of food crops
monoculture farming strategy in which large fields are planted with a single crop year after year
renewable recources a resource that regenerates and that is replaceable
nonrenewable recources resources that can not be replenished by natural process
sustainable recources using natural resources at a rate that do not deplete them
soil erosion wearing away soil by water and wind
desertification poor farming practices, overgrazing, and drought that makes productive land into desert
deforestation destruction of forest
aquaculture the raising of aquatic organisms for human consumption
smog mixture of chemicals that occurs as gray brown haze in the atmosphere
pollutant harmful materials that can enter the biosphere
acid rain containing nitric and sulfuric acid
biodiversity the variety of organisms in the biosphere
ecosystem diversity variety of habitats,
species diversity number of different species in the biosphere
genetic diversity sum total of all different forms of genetic information of organism on earth today
extinction disappearance of a species
endangered species species in which population size is rapidly going down and will be come extinct if the trend continues
habitat fragmentation splitting of organisms into small fragments
biological magnification increasing of concentration of harmful substance in organisms at higher trophic level in a food chain or food web
conservation wise management of natural resources, including the preservation of habitats and wildlife
ozone layer atmospheric layer in which ozone gas is relatively concentrated
global warming increase in the average temp on earth
What are environmental goods and services classified as? Renewable or nonrenewable
what do human activies affect? The quality and supply of renewable resources
agriculture the process of farming
monoculture farming strategy in which large fields are planted with a single crop year after year
green revolution the development of highly productive crop strains and the use modern agricultural techniques to increase yield of food crops
renewable resources a resource that can regenerate quickly and that is replaceable
Nonrenewable recourses resources that can regenate quickly that is replaceable
sustainable development Using Natural Resources at a rate that does not deplete them
soil erosion wearing away of surface soil by water and wind
desertification in areas with dry climate, a process caused by a combination of poor farming practices, overgrazing and drought and turns productive land into desert
deforestation destruction of forest
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