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Environmental Concepts

Environmental Concepts

Author: Paul Hannan

This lesson will define ecology, natural environment, ecosystem, and environmental deficit, while delineating the formula for calculating human impact on the environment.

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  • Ecology

    The study of systemic interactions within the environment.

  • Natural Environment

    The material reality of the natural world found on the Earth's surface and atmosphere.

  • Ecosystem

    The natural interactions of organisms within an environment.

  • Environmental Deficit

    The idea that humans are causing lasting damage to the natural world, we're taking more than we're giving.

  • I-PAT

    An equation that attempts to explain how much of an impact a population has on the environment.