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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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Terms to Know

The study of systemic interactions within the environment.


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.


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

Natural Environment

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