vocabulary - environment
con·se·quence (noun)
the logical effect from an action; the corresponding effect of a cause
dev·as·ta·tion (noun)
destruction; complete ruin
dis·col·or·a·tion (noun)
a loss of color or a change in appearance
dom·i·nant (adjective)
ruling; prevailing; controlling; Of, relating to, or being a species that is most characteristic of an ecological community and usually determines the presence, abundance, and type of other species
e·col·o·gy (noun)
The science of the relationship between organisms and their environment; ecological: of or relating to the science of ecology
na·tive
belonging to one by birth (as in "native language"); a plant or animal that originated from a particular place or region (as in "native habitat")
pen·e·trate (verb )
To enter, break through or force a way into
pop·u·la·tion
The total number of a specific group of organisms (for example, it could be people, plants, birds, animals, fish...) living in a defined area.
pre·vail
to win or to be greater in strength: as in a "prevailing theory" this is the best explanation so far
quar·an·tine (noun)
A period of time during which a potentially contagious disease carrier is isolated to prevent the spread of infection
ram·pant (adjective)
unrestrained; to grow or spread uncontrollably
the·o·ry (noun)
an explanation or reasoning based on limited information
vas·cu·lar (adjective)
Of, characterized by, or containing special ducts, or tubes that conduct or circulate fluids (such as blood, lymph, or sap) through the body of an animal or a plant.