100% energy from sun
10% energy from Producers
10% energy from Primary Consumers
10% energy from Secondary Consumers
When a new ecosystem is established in an area that no ecosystem exisited previously
When an ecosystem restarts after being disturbed by something such as a natural disaster.
When an ecosystem has so much biodiversity that it stops changing.
Abiotic factors, non-living things that prevent population growth such as climate
Biotic factors, Living things that prevent population growth such as predators
Same species with a variety of differences.
Same ecosystem with a variety of different species.
Same environment with a variety of different ecosystems.
Most biodiverse locations
high risk of becomming endangered
high risk of becomming extinct
Species that show weather or not the ecosystem is healthy.
First species to inhabbit an ecosystem.
how fast a population grows
J-Curve, also known as exponential growth which is when it is flat lined and slope in creases rapidly.
S-curve, Goes through same process as a J-Curve but levels off at the top
a resource that goes through a cycle and is replenished within a human life span.
A material or energy source that does not go through a cycle or doesnt replenish its self within a human life span
When pollution does not have a traceable source and comes from all over the watershed.
such animal waste runoff or any other form of runoff water from a impermeable surface.
When pollution comes from a direct source and can be traced back.
pollution comming from a pipeleading directly into a stream or any body of water.
a type of pollutant than did not come from a biological
Chemical waste, acidity, amonia from food processing,etc...
a type of pollutant that comes from a biological source
Detergents, petroleum, tree debris, etc...
a type of pollution that comes from the construction of new homes or life on new homes changing the shape of the watershed.
an underground water source
clean used water to be used again
turn salt water into fresh water by removing the salt from water.