Environmental factors

Character of a place refers to the physical and human geographic characteristics that distinguish a particular place. Since these features can change over time the character of a place can change over time, too.

Students can conduct fieldwork in their local area. Depending on  location, students may observe examples of urban expansion and the environmental changes that occur

Suitable data sources will include:

  • statistics, maps
  • geo-located data
  • geospatial data, including geographic information systems (GIS) applications
  • photographs
  • text, from varied media
  • audio-visual media
  • artistic representations
  • oral sources, such as interviews

Abiotic environmental factors. All components of inanimate nature are included. They are the landforms and rocks  the sunlight, temperature, relative humidity and other components of the climate and the environment, such as soil aeration, soil fertility, natural radiation, etc.

Biotic environmental factors. This is the totality of the impact of the vital activity of some organisms on the existence and development of other organisms. Some organisms serve as food for other organisms.

Plants (producers) serve as food for herbivores (first-order consumers). They, in turn, serve as food for predators (second-order consumers). Or some organisms are the habitat of other organisms (host – parasite).

Anthropogenic environmental factors. The set of human activities that cause a change in the environment. One of the consequences of the impact of anthropogenic factors is the change in the habitats of organisms, which threatens their existence. The history of mankind is the history of his labor. Its beginning is hunting followed by the emergence of agriculture, industry, transport, etc., which leads to a strong change in the nature of the Earth. These modifications have an impact on human health and economic activity. This raises the problem of environmental protection through the rationalization of human activity and, above all, the rational use of natural resources. The identification of anthropogenic factors as a kind of ecological factors makes sense of the connection of ecology with environmental protection and gives this science an applied character in various terms – geoecology, engineering geoecology, agroecology, medical ecology and others.

Liceul Silvic Gurghiu

1893 – 2020

Our school – Liceul Silvic Gurghiu – is located in a very beautiful rural mountainous area – Gurghiu Valley – in the central part of Romania – Mures County.

Our school has an impressive history, it was founded in 1893

The didactic activities take place in buildings that can be found at an appreciable distance from each other (5 Km): Orsova, Glajarie, Casva, Larga, Gurghiu.

862 pupils aged between 3 and 18 are enrolled in the school. Students come from families with different religions. In the gymnasium there are and classes with teaching in Hungarian. In our school there are 96 teachers. Teachers strive to involve students in different projects and partnerships, this being a chance for them to learn to become good European citizens.

Liceul Silvic Gurghiu

Our school has a high school with a Forest profile. The school has a hunting ground and a Dendrological Park (with over 100 tree species). Every year the school participates in the National Competition of Competences in Forestry, several times it has reached the international stage

Welcome to FutureCities blog of Liceul Silvic Gurghiu.