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environmental quality


A notion related to the amounts of toxic chemicals and other stressors in the environment, to the frequency and intensity of disturbances, and to their effects on humans, other species, ecosystems, and economies.
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acid shock


An event of relatively acidic surface water that can occur in the springtime when the snowpack melts quickly but the ground is still frozen.
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agroforestry


The cultivation of trees in plantations, typically using relatively intensive management practices.
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nutrient budget


A quantitative estimate of the rates of nutrient input and output for an ecosystem, as well as the quantities present and transferred within the system.
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tectonic forces


Forces associated with crustal movements and related geological processes that cause structural deformations of rocks and minerals.
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artificial selection


The deliberate breeding of species to enhance traits that are viewed as desirable by humans.
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seascape


A spatial integration of ecological communities over a large marine area.
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temperate grassland


Grass-dominated ecosystems occurring in temperate regions with an annual precipitation of 25�60 cm per year; sufficient to prevent desert from developing but insufficient to support forest.
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accuracy


The degree to which a measurement or observation reflects the actual value. Compare with precision.
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acid rain


The wet deposition only of acidifying substances from the atmosphere. See also acidifying deposition.
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