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This weeks notes were a brief introduction to environmental science. We've reviewed damage indicators, ecological systems, natural capital, ecological integrity, environmental indicators, and su...
Environmental Science
Margi G. Flood
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environmental, Science, intro, UNG, Biology




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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Angie Notetaker on Saturday August 27, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to BIOL 1260 at University of North Georgia taught by Margi G. Flood in Summer 2016. Since its upload, it has received 31 views.


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Date Created: 08/27/16
  Week of     Aug. 22 University of North Georgia Notes are derived from class lecture, powerpoint introduction Environmental Science (up to slide 28), as well as Engl 1101 • Fall 2016 independent study.     Key Points: Notes:   Pictures ​ Environmental Science Blue Marble- the Blue Marble picture of earth from outer space put into perspective the isolation of our planet and how we need to Damage indicator take care of it because it's the only one we have. rocky coastline- is important not only because it protects the Ecological systems mainland plant and animal life, but it also linked to positive mental health Natural capital tree farm- people tend to think that everything green is great for the environment, but there is a lack of biodiversity on tree farms Ecological integrity which can have unwanted ramifications Trash surfing in indonesia- shows how often times we don't notice Environmental Indicators issues until they become major and unavoidable Normalized litter- people think that small pieces of scattered out Sustainability litter isn't that bad, but it all adds up   Storm drainage- storm drains feed into bodies of water, but lack of   government planning and regulation leads to them being poorly built     and accumulating pollution. Storm drains have the ability to be   functional and aesthetic       Notes :   Environmental Science is the study of how the natural world works   and the relationship between humans and the environment.       Environmental Science incorporates other sciences like chemistry,   philosophy, biology, economics, geology and many others       Ecological systems are naturally always changing. Moving matter and   energy through chemical and physical processes affect the type and     quantity of organisms that can survive in a system       Natural capital are the resources that are necessary in producing   an ecosystem. Such capital includes soil air water minerals and   energy. Resources and products provided by the ecosystem that     humans use are ecosystem services.     *Resources are things that the earth HAS. Services are things that     the earth DOES*     The tragedy of the commons occurs when individuals from a   community tries to reap benefits from a common resource and as     consequence, the resource overused is depleted.     Humans alter ecological systems to use resources, and that may     affect the ecological integrity. When an ecosystem has ecological   integrity, it functions naturally the way it historically has. When   humans overuse natural capital , it can lead to issues like     biodiversity loss, population influx, habitat destruction etc.     Environmental Indicators are tests that measure the state of the     environment. Some global indicators include biological diversity, food production, global surface temperatures, human population and     resource depletion. Environmental indicators can tell If something is     wrong but not necessarily identify the cause. Checking an environmental indicator is like checking your temperature if you think     your sick. It'll tell you if your body is functioning the way it should be,   but if it's not, more tests will have to be done to find the cause.       Using a resource sustainably ensures that the resource is not   irreparably damaged, and can be used for the next generation                     Important Dates: Summery : This weeks notes were a brief introduction to environmental Social Attitudes science. We've reviewed damage indicators, ecological systems, discussion 8/30 natural capital, ecological integrity, environmental indicators, and sustainability. It'd be a good idea to review lecture notes and the Last day to give outline introduction powerpoint (up to slide 28). It would also help to watch for modification 9/1 a short video on fish landings, the 1950s and 1960s Cuyahoga River fires, the fall of Rapa Nui, and a TedEx on why is biodiversity so First Exam 9/13 important.    


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