Deutsch: Veränderung / Español: Cambio / Português: Mudança / Français: Changement / Italiano: Cambiamento /

A change is as used in EMAP, the difference in the distribution of measurements of condition Indicators between two time periods. (See related: status, trends.)


Change in the environment refers to any alterations or modifications that occur in the natural surroundings of an ecosystem. These changes can be both natural, such as climate fluctuations, or human-induced, such as deforestation or pollution. Environmental change can have significant impacts on the biodiversity, ecosystem services, and overall health of the planet. It is essential to monitor and study these changes to develop effective strategies for conservation and sustainable development.

Application Areas

Treatment and Risks

  • Risks: Habitat destruction, loss of biodiversity, pollution, climate change
  • Treatment: Conservation efforts, sustainable resource management, policy implementation


  • Deforestation leading to loss of habitat for wildlife
  • Global warming causing sea level rise and extreme weather events
  • Overfishing leading to depletion of fish stocks

Similar Concepts and Synonyms


Articles with 'Change' in the title

  • Climate Change: A Climate Change (also referred to as 'global Climate change') is sometimes used to refer to all forms of climatic inconsistency. But because the Earth's climate is never static, the term is properly used to imply a significant change fro . . .
  • Global Climate Change: A Global Climate Change could result in sea level rises, changes to patterns of precipitation, increased variability in the weather, and a variety of other consequences
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC): Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) : An Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the IPCC was established jointly by the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Meteorological Organization in 1988
  • Air Changes Per Hour: An Air Changes Per Hour (ACH) is the movement of a volume of air in a given period of time- if a house has one air change per hour, it means that the air in the house will be replaced- in a one-hour period
  • Air Exchange Rate: An Air Exchange Rate is the rate at which outside air replaces indoor air in a space. Expressed in one of two ways: the number of changes of outside air per unit of time air changes per hour (ACH) or the rate at which a volume of outside ai . . .
  • Air heat exchange: Air heat exchange: An Air Heat exchange is Cooling method, involving no water loss, during which a fan blows air past finned tubes carrying recirculating Cooling water (Brown and Caldwell, 1990)
  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI): An Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is a method of transmitting freight bills, payment information and invoicing between computers.


Change in the environment refers to alterations in natural surroundings that can have significant impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem health. Monitoring and understanding these changes are essential for conservation and sustainable development efforts.


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