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AP Environmental Science Unit 5 - Land & Water Use

2 min readoctober 14, 2021


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AP Environmental Science Land Use Review

Here's an organized outline for AP Environmental Science Unit 5 reviews. This outline has been adapted from the 2019 Course Description published by College Board. You can use this to build an AP Enviro Unit 5 study guide.

Resource Use

Human use of natural resources have disrupted natural ecosystems. 
Great efforts have been made to reduce impact and preserve environments. 

Unit 5 Vocab

  • Agricultural practices
  • Aquaculture
  • Aquifers
  • Biodiversity
  • Clearcutting
  • Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs)
  • Deforestation
  • Desertification
  • Ecological footprints
  • Free range
  • Genetically modified organisms (GMO)
  • Integrated pest management (IPM)
  • Methods of irrigation
  • Mining operations
  • Overfishing
  • Overgrazing
  • Pest-control methods
  • Salinization
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Sustainable forestry
  • Sustainable yield
  • The Green Revolution
  • Tragedy of the commons
  • Urban sprawl
  • Urbanization
  • Water infiltration
 

Unit 5 Free Response (FRQ)

Here are some Quizlet decks to help you master the Unit 5 concepts if and when you need to apply them for the written portion of your AP Enviro exam.
Browse Study Guides By Unit
🏜Unit 1 – The Living World: Ecosystems
🐠Unit 2 – The Living World: Biodiversity
👪Unit 3 – Populations
🌏Unit 4 – Earth Systems & Resources
🏖Unit 5 – Land & Water Use
⚡️Unit 6 – Energy Resources & Consumption
💨Unit 7 – Atmospheric Pollution
♻️Unit 8 – Aquatic & Terrestrial Pollution
🔥Unit 9 – Global Change
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