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Environmental Science Unit 1 Specification

3.1.1 ­
Conditions for
Life on Earth
Objective Notes
1. The main conditions E a r
ly
C ondi
ti
ons on Eart
h
which allow life to a) Wa t
e r
i
s essenti
al
to
all
l
ivi
ng or
g ani…

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2. How the presence As l
i
fe became
mo re
abun dant
,
it
began t
o change t
h e
condit
ions
on eart
h.
T hese
cha nges
ma de t
he
earth
mo re
suit
ab l
e f
or l
i
fe,
so mo r…

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Aestheti
c Bi
omime t
ics
­ appl
yi
ng our
knowl
edge of
how speci
es
have
adapted
to
survi
ve
to engi
neer
ing
probl
ems.
E.
g.
the
desi
gn
of
air
craf
t
w i
ngt
ip
fi
ns
w as
/
R ecr
e at…

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c) Other
mat
eri
als
resour
ces
­ wood
for
const
ruct
i
o n,
paper
,
fuel
/f
ibr
es
­ cot
ton,
woo,
hemp,
si
sal
/i
nsect
ic
ides,
cosmet
ics,
dyes,
ski
ns
and
oil
s.
The
li
fe
suppor
t
syst
ems
that
al
low…

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a) Fishi
ng a) Some
int
roduced
speci
es
have
become
predat
ors
of
the
indi
genous
speci
es.
E.
g. Wat
er
vol
es
and
the
Amer
ican
mink
int
roduced
for
f
ur.
Cane
t
oads i
ntroduced
to
Austral
ia
as pest
cont
rol
f
or
sugar…

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Law s
w hi
ch ban Appendi
x
II
l
imit
ed t
rade
per
mit
ted
­ speci
es
thr
eat
ened
w i
t
h
ext
inct
ion
if
t
rade
is
not
cl
osel
y c
o nt
rol
led
e.g.
hi
ppo,
pol
ar
bear
,…

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incr
e ase F l
ami ngos
o nl
y breed
in huge col
on i
es ­
using mir
rors
around
enclosures
ha ve
be en
use d
to
e ncour
a ge
breeding
in capt
ivi
ty.
succ ess Probl
ems wi
th seed banks
V i
a…

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Biol
ogical
S peci
al
Areas of
Con ser
vati
o n
(SAC )



R amsa r
Sit
es
corr
idor
t
o N at
ional
Parks
o ut
side
the UK, e.
g.
G reat
B ar
ri
e r
R e ef
i
n Austr
ali
a.
(I…

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Council for Wales More people enjoying, understanding and acting to improve the natural environment, more often
or equivalent Use and management of the natural environment is more sustainable
UK Designations Decisions which collectively secure the future of the natural environment
a) Sites of Special Their activities
Scientific Interest
Ecological research…

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many being b) Traditional land uses that have produced valuable wildlife habitats
plagioclimaxes. Farming
b) Management Grazing prevents taller plants like foxgloves shading and outcompeting wildflowers
practises include: Field boundary maintenance ­ biological corridors, food and shelter
Farming Hunting and Fishing
Hunting and Maintenance cover ­ small woodlands that provide…

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