A single living creature.
A group of the same creature.
A variety of creatures living in the same area. Biotic and abiotic factors interacting.
A group of ecosystems in the same area according to climate or location.
Biodiversity is the diffferent types of organisms, ecosystems or genes in a area.
Animals of the same speices are different on a genetic levels. An example is the different races of humans.
A variety of speices living in a area.
A varitey of different ecosystems.
The areas with the highest levels of biodiverstiy. Ussually along the equator.
A area where trees lose there leaves in the fall. A example of this is most of PA.
A forest with trees that stay green year round, pine.
A icey land scape with little vegetation, Greenland for example.
A hot, dry area that is mostly coverd in sand, Eygpt for example.
Areas of salt water that contain a variety of organisms.
Lakes, ponds, or rivers that contain a variety of fish and other plants and animals.
Plants that produce there own energy using the sun.
Any animal that only eats plants. Also a herbivore.
Any creature that eats the primary consumer.
Any creature that eats the secondary consumer.
Any creature that decays dead animals or plants.
Primary succession occurs in areas where there has yet to be a ecosystem like a volcanic island., Pioneer Speices, The first speices to arrive at a new area and are quick growing weeds and moss.
Secondary Succession occurs in areas where there has already been a ecosystem but it has been destroyed like a abanded feild.
The max community for a area made up of large oak trees. Also called a
Anything in a ecosytem that is living, was living, or part of a living thing.
Anything in a ecosystem that never lived or never will live.
Limiting Factors, Factors that limit the population of a certain area so that it does not reach the carrying capacity.
J-Curve, When the population continues to grow without stopping. The curve stays steady before jumping up showing a population spike.
S-Curve, When the population grows till it hits its carrying capacity. The curve shows this by slowly growing and then hitting a populaiton spike before leveling out.
Water trapped underground in impermeadable surfaces and sand and silt.
Extracting salt from salt water to make it drinkable.
Removing harmful chemicals and substances from water to clean it for use.
Any area where water drains into and is dumped into rivers which lead out to the ocean.
Any resource or energy source taken from the earth and used.
Resources that the earth can replace during a human lifespan. Cows, trees, and fruits are examples.
Resources that the earth cannot replace in a human lifespan. Examples are diamonds, gold, and uranium.
Anything laying on the ground that ends up in water. Can only be stopped if people are more wise about what they use.
Pollution that comes from factories and electricity plants. Can easily be cleaned when the source is found.
Pollutants that are manmade in factories like plastic and most rubbers.
Pollutants that the enviorment makes like animal wastes and dead leaves.
Surfaces that water cannot go through.
When the land slowly breaks off due to constant water or other elements pulling the land down.
Any materials that are taken downhill by water. The runoff can be leaves, dirt, oil.