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1. Biomes

1.1. biomes are areas in which ecosytems exist

2. rainforest

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

3. desert

3.1. Snakes

3.2. lizards

3.3. rabbits

3.4. very hottt!!!

4. food chain

4.1. 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

5. Organism

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

6. Population

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

7. Community

7.1. an assemblage of interacting populations occupying a given area

8. Ecosystem

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

9. Temperate deciduous forest

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

10. Coniferous Forest

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

11. Tundra

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

12. Freshwater Biome

12.1. 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.

13. Marine Biome

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

14. grassland/savannah

14.1. This biome is a highly seasonal environment of temperate regions.

15. Food Chain

15.1. A food chain shows how each living thing gets its food

16. Food web

16.1. A complex of interrelated food chains in an ecological community

17. Producer

17.1. Example

18. Primary Consumer

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

19. Secondary consumer

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

20. Aboitic Factors

20.1. They are things that arent living and never living

20.1.1. Example: Rock,sand,steel

20.2. Biotic Factors

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

21. Tertiary consumer

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

22. Decomposer

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

23. Trophic Levels

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

24. Biodiversity

24.1. it is the variety of life on earth

24.1.1. for example many different things creating lots of diversity

25. S- Curve

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

26. J -Curve

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

27. Exponential Growth

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

28. Limiting Factors

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

29. Nonrenewable source

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

30. Renewable Source

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

31. natural resource

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

32. inorganic pollution

32.1. 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.

33. New node