Environmental Studies, The Blue Planet, Chapter 17

Agriculture
The cultivation and domestication of renewable resources, both flora and fauna.
Anthroposphere
The influence of humans on earth systems.
Common Property Resource
Resources communally owned or managed.

Non-Renewable Resource
A resource that’s not renewable. Even if they’re replenished very very slowly.
Perpetual/Inexhaustible Resource
A resource that, for all practical purposes, is infinite.
Renewable Resource
Exactly what it says on the tin.
Resource
Something useful or necessary.

Resource Cycle
The life cycle of any natural resource.
Stock
A reservoir or mass of a resource.
Capture Fisheries
Where fish are caught in the wild.
Deforestation
Self-Explanatory
Old Growth Forest
What it says on the tin.

Plantation (Forest)
A tree farm.
Sustainable Yield
Taking only as much as you can replace each year.
Aquaculture
The raising of seafood in captivity.

Arable Soil
Soil that is suited for growing crops.
Green Revolution
A period in time when there was an enormous increase in agricultural productivity and technological advances.
Sustainable Devlopment
The cautious planned utilization of earth resources to meet current needs without degrading ecosystems or jeopardizing the future availability of those resources.
Water Scarce
When the available water supply drops below 1000 m^3. The lack of water represents a serious constraint on agricultural growth and health.
Water Stressed
A term for a country or region where their annual renewable water supplies are 1000-2000 m^3.