Long and Short Term Enivornmental Changes

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Long and Short Term Enivornmental Changes

  1. 1. 8.11C Environmental Changes! !"#$%&(!)*$+,&-+.!© 2011 Rice University – All Rights Reserved
  2. 2. Long-Term Environmental Change ! Environmental change that occurs slowly over time and affects organisms over generations!© 2011 Rice University – All Rights Reserved
  3. 3. Short-Term Environmental Change ! Environmental change that occurs quickly and affects organism immediately!© 2011 Rice University – All Rights Reserved
  4. 4. Extinct Occurs when a species no longer exists© 2011 Rice University – All Rights Reserved
  5. 5. Endangered Occurs when a species becomes low in numbers in their natural habitat© 2011 Rice University – All Rights Reserved
  6. 6. Pollution When a natural environment is contaminated with harmful substances© 2011 Rice University – All Rights Reserved
  7. 7. Biodiversity! The number of different species of plants and animals in an area© 2011 Rice University – All Rights Reserved
  8. 8. Abundance The number of one type of species in an area© 2011 Rice University – All Rights Reserved

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