Flashcards - Ecosystems and Biomes

Flashcards - Ecosystems and Biomes
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trophic levels
The trophic level of an organism is the position it occupies in a food chain
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food web
A food web is the natural interconnection of food chains and generally a graphical representation of what-eats-what in an ecological community
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food chain
A food chain is a linear network of links in a food web starting from producer organisms and ending at apex predator species , detritivores , or decomposer species
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photosynthesis
Photosynthesis is a process used by plants and other organisms to convert light energy into chemical energy that can later be released to fuel the organisms' activities
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salinity
Salinity is the saltiness or dissolved salt content of a body of water
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habitat
A habitat is an ecological or environmental area that is inhabited by a particular species of animal, plant, or other type of organism
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population
A population is a summation of all the organisms of the same group or species, which live in a particular geographical area, and have the capability of interbreeding
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ecosystem
An ecosystem is a community of living organisms in conjunction with the nonliving components of their environment , interacting as a system
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ecology
Ecology is the scientific analysis and study of interactions among organisms and their environment
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biosphere
The biosphere is the global sum of all ecosystems
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biosphere
The biosphere is the global sum of all ecosystems
ecology
Ecology is the scientific analysis and study of interactions among organisms and their environment
ecosystem
An ecosystem is a community of living organisms in conjunction with the nonliving components of their environment , interacting as a system
population
A population is a summation of all the organisms of the same group or species, which live in a particular geographical area, and have the capability of interbreeding
habitat
A habitat is an ecological or environmental area that is inhabited by a particular species of animal, plant, or other type of organism
salinity
Salinity is the saltiness or dissolved salt content of a body of water
photosynthesis
Photosynthesis is a process used by plants and other organisms to convert light energy into chemical energy that can later be released to fuel the organisms' activities
food chain
A food chain is a linear network of links in a food web starting from producer organisms and ending at apex predator species , detritivores , or decomposer species
food web
A food web is the natural interconnection of food chains and generally a graphical representation of what-eats-what in an ecological community
trophic levels
The trophic level of an organism is the position it occupies in a food chain
organism
In biology, an organism is any contiguous living system, such as an animal, plant, fungus, archaeon, or bacterium
niche
In ecology, a niche is a term with a variety of meanings related to the behavior of a species living under specific environmental conditions
Temperate deciduous forests
Temperate deciduous forests or temperate broad-leaf forests are dominated by trees that lose their leaves each year
taiga
Taiga also known as boreal forest or snow forest, is a biome characterized by coniferous forests consisting mostly of pines, spruces and larches
biome
A biome /ˈbaɪoʊm/ is a formation of plants and animals that have common characteristics due to similar climates and can be found over a range of continents
primary producers
Primary producers are organisms in an ecosystem that produce biomass from inorganic compounds
Primary production
In ecology, primary production is the synthesis of organic compounds from atmospheric or aqueous carbon dioxide
environmental factors
Environmental factor or ecological factor or ecofactor is any factor, abiotic or biotic, that influences living organisms
density-independent factors
In population ecology, density-dependent processes occur when population growth rates are regulated by the density of a population
consumer
A consumer is a person or organization that uses economic services or commodities

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