A geographic are that contains many ecosystems. Biomes can be determined by climate and elevation.
This ecosystem usually has the greatest biodiversity.
This ecosystem usually has the least biodiversity
A habitat where different organisms survive and interact
Community, Population, Organism
Water pollution, Point Source Pollution, Non-Point Souce Pollution, Organic Pollutant, Inorganic Pollutant
Water Purification, Desalination, Wetlands
These organisms get their energy from the sun through photosynthesis.
Producers, the various stages of consumers, and decomposers are all Trophic Levels. From one trophic level to the next, only 10% of the energy is passed.
Biotic: A living or dead organism, or a piece of that living or dead organism.
Abiotic: something that never was, is not, and never will be alive. It could also be the decomposed remains of a dead organism.
When water continuously runs over a surface, it erodes. A layer of shrubs and other plants decreases erosion.
What starts out as a completely barren piece of land, void of life, can flourish into a climax community through primary succession
If an ecosystem gets wiped out from some type of natural disaster, it can rebuild itself through secondary succession.
This is the final development stage of an ecosystem.
This is when people build houses, factories, parks, and other structures on what was natural land.
Things from nature that we can use in our lives.