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chapter

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Concepts in
Natural Resources
Management
OBJECTIVES
After reading this chapter, you should be able to
explain the differences between nonexhaustible, renewable,
and exhaustible natural resources
discuss the concept of balance in natural ecosystems
describe the role of food chains in maintaining balanced ecosystems
discuss the role of ecology in human efforts at natural resources
management

TERMS TO KNOW
environment
nonexhaustible
renewable
exhaustible
ecology
ecosystem
environmentalist
amoral
producer
consumer (primary, secondary,
and tertiary)
decomposer

biome
biogeography
food chain
food web
apex predator
population level
invasive species
carrying capacity
preservation
multiple use
sustainability

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