Vocab for NATS 104 at UA
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Glossary biodiversity biological diversity the diversity of species genes andor ecosystems bipedal walking on two legs carrying capacity the number ofa given species that an area can support without impairing its ability to continue supporting that population DNA deoxyribonucleic acid Large molecules in cells that carry the genetic information in living organisms ecosystem a community of different species interacting with one another and with the chemical and physical factors making up their nonliving environment ethics a system of moral principles fertilizer substance that adds organic or inorganic nutrients to soil and improves its ability to grow crops trees or other vegetation flux the rate of ow of particles uid or energy gene coded units of information segments of DNA molecules about specific traits that are passed on from parents to offspring during reproduction Ha hectare equivalent to 10000 m2 or 2471 acres habitat place or type of place where an organism or a population oforganisms lives hypothesis educated guess as to the outcome of an experiment kg kilogram equivalent to 1000 grams Mt metric tons nutrient any atom ion or molecule an organism needs to live grow or reproduce overpopulation when long term carrying capacity is being degraded by its current occupants parameter a constant aspect of an environment that determines a speci c part ofthat environment but not its general nature 77 photosynthesis the process by which plants use sunlight to combine carbon dioxide and water to produce carbohydrates and oxygen phytoplankton small drifting plants mostly algae that live in aquatic systems population group of individual organisms ofthe same species living within a particular area primary productivity the rate at which plants photosynthesize religion a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects respiration process that occurs in the cells of living organisms in which sugars or carbohydrates combine with oxygen to produce carbon dioxide and water and energy trait a distinguishing characteristic or quality transgenic having a genes from another organisms through the biotechnological transfer of DNA treatment an experimental manipulation of the immediate environment surrounding an organism yr year zero population growth the state of equilibrium reached when birth and death rates are the same 78
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