the consumers that eat the producers.
the area where an ecosystem is.
the total number of inhabitants in a species.
multiples of the same kind of organism.
a habitat where biotic and abiotic factors interact.
a geographical area the gets little rainfall and can support little life. HOT!!!
remember wallops island
a plain characterized by coarse grasses and scattered tree growth
an organism, as a plant, that is able to produce its own food from inorganic substances
second consumer in the food chain. eat the primary consumers
the top of the food chain/web the top consumer
The variety of organisms living in a geographical area. It affects the health of an ecosystem.
the different genes within a species
having many different species in a biome.
when an ecosystem is biodiverse or filled with a vareity of things
17 spots on earth covering 2% of the land mass and containing over half the species on earth
species that are in danger of becoming extinct.
species in danger of being endangered.
the progressive replacement of one community by another until a climax community is established
when a place was once an ecosystem is destoryed and replaced by a new one.
first species to show up during succession. colonize uncolonized land.
a stable mature community in a successive series which has balanced itself after having progressed through stages and adapted to its new environment
things in the environment that contain a species population from exceeding carrying capacity
the amount of one species an ecosystem can healthily sustain.
when the population grows.
a extemely rapid growth of something. for example: the human race after industrialization
a species that shows the health of an ecosystem
the development of biotic communities in a previously uninhabited and barren habitat. rock turns into soil by plants
any geological formation containing or conducting ground water
The removal of salt or other chemicals from something, such as seawater or soil
the process that cleans water of pollutants
the region or area drained by a river, stream, etc
a surface that doesnt absorb water
Erosion is a gravity driven process that moves solids (sediment, soil, rock and other particles) in the natural environment or their source and deposits them elsewhere. It usually occurs due to...
rain that flows off from the land in streams
an area that is filled with moisture that absorbs some kinds of pollution and are habitats to many creatures and allow a species to replenish its numbers
when a natural place is destroyed and turned urban
pollution that can be tracked. like from industries or large sums from other places
pollution that cannot be tracked. like washing cars and things that everyone does.
organic compounds that are resistant to environmental degradation
Inorganic chemical pollutents are naturally found in the environment but due to human development
a source of power that occurs naturally on earth
if it is replaced by natural processes at a rate comparable or faster than its rate of consumption by humans, can replenish itself in a human lifetime.
any natural resource that cannot be replenished by natural means at the same rates that it is consumed. cant replenish in a human lifetime