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Environmental science ashlyn

Biomes

biomes are areas in which ecosytems exist

rainforest

the rain forest has alot of heavy rain fall and its very humid. lots of different species.

desert

Snakes

lizards

rabbits

very hottt!!!

food chain

remember that when  you think of a food chain the arrows go down ; not everywhere going different ways

the food chain is the way energy flows from one thing to another; otherwise who gets the energy and how it comes from the sun

Organism

a form of life composed of mutually interdependent parts that maintain various vital processes

Population

the assemblage of a specific type of organism living in a given area.

Community

an assemblage of interacting populations occupying a given area

Ecosystem

a system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their environment.

Temperate deciduous forest

The temperate deciduous forest is a biome that is always changing.

Coniferous Forest

Coniferous forests are often a source of softwood timber and pulp.

a type of forest characterized by cone-bearing, needle-leaved trees

Tundra

one of the vast, nearly level, treeless plains of the arctic regions of Europe, Asia, and North America

Freshwater Biome

The Freshwater Biome accounts for one fifth of the area of the Earth and provides half of the drinking water, one third of the water used for irrigation, and nearly ninety percent of the world's bathwater.

Marine Biome

Marine regions cover about three-fourths of the Earth's surface and include oceans, coral reefs, and estuaries.

grassland/savannah

This biome is a highly seasonal environment of temperate regions.

Food Chain

A food chain shows how each living thing gets its food

Some animals eat plants and some animals eat other animals. For example, a simple food chain links the trees & shrubs, the giraffes (that eat trees & shrubs), and the lions (that eat the giraffes). Each link in this chain is food for the next link. A food chain always starts with plant life and ends with an animal.

Food web

A complex of interrelated food chains in an ecological community

Producer

Example

Primary Consumer

an organism that gets its energy from producers (plants). These are often called herbivores.

Secondary consumer

a consumer that gets its energy from other consumers. These are often called carnivores.

Aboitic Factors

They are things that arent living and never living

Example: Rock,sand,steel

Biotic Factors

They are things in life that are living or once were living

Tertiary consumer

a carnivore at the topmost level in a food chain that feeds on other carnivores; an animal that feeds only on secondary consumers.

Decomposer

an organism, usually a bacterium or fungus, that breaks down the cells of dead plants and animals into simpler substances.

Trophic Levels

any class of organisms that occupy the same position in a food chain, as primary consumers, secondary consumers, and tertiary consumers.

Biodiversity

it is the variety of life on earth

for example many different things creating lots of diversity

S- Curve

this is when a line gragh makes the form of an S, leveling off at the end.

J -Curve

a curve in te gragh that starts out level and goes up making a j shape

Exponential Growth

the maximum, equilibrium number of organisms of a particular species that can be supported indefinitely in a given environment.

Limiting Factors

these are things in an ecosytem that tell whether its growing healthy

Nonrenewable source

a nonrenewable source is sometihng that cant be recycled or reused. it will probably end up in a dump collection area

Renewable Source

an example of a renable source is iwnd energy and solar panels and shingles that collect energy from the sun

natural resource

a natural resource is something that is used that comes from a natrual source like usn, wind,ect.

inorganic pollution

Inorganic chemical pollutants are naturally found in the environment but due to human development these pollutants are often concentrated and released into the environment in urban stormwater. The primary inorganic pollutants of concern in urban stormwater are cadmium, copper, lead, zinc, nitrogen, nitrate, nitrite, ammonia, phosphorous, and phosphate.

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