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APES Vocabulary 1st Semester
Chapter 1: Ecological footprint, habitat alteration, biodiversity, sustainability, stewardship, sound science, ecosystem capital, policy and politics, globalization, sustainable yields,
sustainable development, development, economists, sociologists, ecologists, environmental racism, environmental science, scientific method, worldview, scientific community, goods,
services
Chapter 2: Biota, biotic community, abiotic, species, population, association, ecosystem, ecology, ecologist, ecotone, landscape, biomes, biosphere, biotic structure, trophic structure,
photosynthesis, chlorophyll, organic, inorganic, chemosynthesis, fungi, autotrophs, heterotrophs, consumers, detritus feeders, decomposers, primary consumers, herbivores, secondary
consumers, carnivores, omnivores, predator, prey, parasites, host, pathogens, detritus feeders, food chain, food web, trophic levels, biomass, biomass pyramid, mutualism, symbiosis,
habitat, ecological niche, abiotic factors, optimum, range of tolerance, zones of stress, limiting factor, law of limiting factors, synergistic effects, synergism, climate, deciduous forest
biome, grassland and prairie biomes, desert biomes, tropical rain forest, coniferous forest biome, permafrost, tundra biome, microclimate, Paleolithic, Neolithic Revolution, Industrial
Revolution, human system, Environmental Revolution
Chapter 3: Matter, atoms, elements, molecule, compound, biosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorus, sulfur, organic,
inorganic, natural organic compounds, synthetic organic compounds, energy, kinetic energy, potential energy, chemical energy, calorie, the law of conservation of energy, the first law
of thermodynamics, second law of thermodynamics, entropy, cell respiration, oxidation, fermentation, anaerobic, organic phosphate, nitrogen fixation, denitrification, incremental
value
Chapter 4: Population equilibrium, exponential increase, population explosion, biotic potential, recruitment, reproductive strategies, life history, environmental resistance, replacement
level, carrying capacity, dynamic balance, density dependent, population density, density independent, critical number, threatened, endangered, natural enemies, overgrazing,
interspecific competition, intraspecific competition, territoriality, natural selection, riparian, epiphytes, selective pressures, natural selection, ecological or natural succession, climax
ecosystem, fire climax ecosystems, resilience, resilience mechanisms, ecosystem management
Chapter 10: Biota, biological wealth, biodiversity, intrinsic value, ecotourism, endangered species, threatened species, keystone species
Chapter 5/6: Total fertility rate, replacement level fertility, population profile, demography, age structure, graying, population momentum, demographic transition, crude birth rates,
crude death rates, doubling time, World Bank, social modernization, microlending, credit associations
Chapter 7: Freshwater, hydrologic cycle, evaporation, water vapor, humidity, relative humidity, condensation, aerosols, Hadley cell, rain shadow, infiltration, runoff, infiltrationrunoff ratio, watershed, surface waters, capillary water, evapotranspiration, percolation, gravitational water, groundwater, water table, aquifer, recharge area, seep, spring,
nonconsumptive, consumptive, estuaries, land subsidence, sinkhole, saltwater intrusion, desalination, xeriscaping, gray water
Chapter 8: Horizons, soil profile, O horizon, humus, A horizon, topsoil, E horizon, eluviation, B horizon, subsoil, C horizon, sand, silt, clay, soil texture, loam, workability, soil
fertility, weathering, leaching, nutrient-holding or ion-exchange capacity, fertilizer, organic fertilizer, inorganic fertilizer, transpiration, infiltrate, water-holding capacity, evaporative
water loss, soil aeration, compaction, pH, composting, castings, soil structure, mycorrhizae, mineralization, erosion, splash erosion, sheet erosion, gully erosion, desert pavement,
desertification, overcultivation, no-till agriculture, low-till farming, contour strip cropping, shelterbelts, overgrazing, deforestation, sediments, flood irrigation, center-pivot irrigation,
salinization
Chapter 11: Horizons, soil profile, O horizon, humus, A horizon, topsoil, E horizon, eluviation, B horizon, subsoil, C horizon, sand, silt, clay, soil texture, loam, workability, soil
fertility, weathering, leaching, nutrient-holding or ion-exchange capacity, fertilizer, organic fertilizer, inorganic fertilizer, transpiration, infiltrate, water-holding capacity, evaporative
water loss, soil aeration, compaction, pH, composting, castings, soil structure, mycorrhizae, mineralization, erosion, splash erosion, sheet erosion, gully erosion, desert pavement,
desertification, overcultivation, no-till agriculture, low-till farming, contour strip cropping, shelterbelts, overgrazing, deforestation, sediments, flood irrigation, center-pivot irrigation,
salinization
APES SYLLABUS FOR 1ST SEMESTER
ALL DATES ARE TENTATIVE
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TEST DAY
09/13/7
HOMEWORK
REVIEW 09/13/07
READING DATES
PARTICAL LIST OF INCLASS WORK
TRADEGY OF THE COMMONS
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