Key Words: Environmental Studies 1.4

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Species - a group of organisms that resemble each other more than other organisms and naturally interbreed to produce fertile offspring

Abiotic factors - physical factors such as light, temperature and water

Biotic factors - biological factors such as food and disease

Nutrient - any chemical that is essential to an organism for growth or for metabolic processes

Microclimate - a small area with a climate that is different from the surrounding area

Biomass - the total mass of living or recently living material in an area

Carbon sequestration - any process that is used to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, such as afforestation

Fuelwood - wood used as fuel by most people in LEDCs that is usually unsustainable with little…


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