Intro to Environmental
Intro to Environmental 2
Scientific Method: Experimental Design
Ecosystem Services
Environmental Policies
100

A purely scientific study of the natural environment

What is ecology

100

The branch of knowledge that deals with moral principals

What is ethics

100

A type of reasoning that compares new things to the rules of the natural world to make inferences

What is deductive reasoning

100

Service that includes goods that humans use directly from the ecosystem

What is the provisioning service

100

This policy is a global agreement that regulates the international transport of endangered species

What is the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species or CITES

200

The study of ecology as well as focusing on how humans affect the environment and ways to address environmental problems

What is environmental science

200

An ethical world view that places value on human populations and human welfare

What is Anthropocentrism 

200

The variable in an experiment that is measured or observed 

What is the dependent variable

200

Service that provides non-material benefits that people obtain from the ecosystem, such as recreational benefits

What is the cultural service

200

This global policy that attempts to limit the impact of climate change with a collective effort from developed and underdeveloped nations keeping the rising earth temperatures within 2 degrees Celsius

What is the Paris Agreement

300

A major event in human history where humans shifted from a hunter gatherer lifestyle to living in communities, raising livestock, and planting crops

What is the Agricultural Revolution

300

The study of the production and consumption of scarce resources and the way they affect behavior.

What is economics

300

Statistical calculation used to evaluate how significant our data actually is

What is the standard error of the mean

300

A wetland is responsible for providing flood control to a near by forest that is a natural habitat for many animals

What is the regulating service

300

This policy created to provide safer workplaces by preventing injuries, disease, and deaths

What is OSHA

400

A measure of the demands made by one person or group on global natural resources.

What is an ecological footprint

400

The number of people willing to purchase or use a resource

What is demand

400

Explains a phenomenon and is supported by many fields of evidence.  A broad explanation that applies to many situations.

What is a theory 

400

A fresh water stream provides fish with natural breeding grounds so that they can reproduce

What is the supporting service

400

The act that regulates carcinogens that can be found in our food and other products that we use on our skin

What is the Delaney Clause of Food, Drugs, and Cosmetics Act

500

Expresses the idea that when a shared (common) resource is unregulated, individuals will consume it at a selfish rate.

What is the Tragedy of Commons
500

The decision making process utilized when environmentalist are attempting to determine if the price of their solution or resource is worth the actual gain 

What is cost-benefits analysis

500

One of the most important ways scientific community guards against faulty science

What is peer review


500
Trees in the rainforest help to clean and purify the air with fresh oxygen

What is the regulating service

500

This act that acts as a superfund to clean up uncontrolled or hazardous sites such as spills or other pollutants released into the environment

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act or CERCLA 


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