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Wildlife Refuge
Areas set aside to protect wildlife
Landscape Ecology
The study of the reciprocal effects of spatial patterns on ecological processes
Habitat Fragmentation
When vegitation gaps expand until only small fragments remain
Restoration Ecology
Seeks to repair or reconstruct ecosystems that are damaged
Rehabilitation
Attempts to rebuild elements of an ecological system without necessarily achieving all restoration
Remediation
Cleaning chemical contaminents from a polluted area
Reclamation
Physical of chemical manipulations carried out in severely degrated sites
Recreation
Construction of a new biological community on a disturbed site
Restoration
Bringing something back to a former condition
Floodplains
Low lands along riverbanks, lakes, and coastlines that tend to get flooded
Primary pollutants
Released directly from source
Secondary pollutants
Modified a hazardous form after entering air
Criteria pollutant
A pollutant in which maximum ambient air levels are mandated
Smog
Photochemical pollution products or urban air pollution
Aerosol
Particles or droplets suspended in the air