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1. Ecosystems And Their Interactions

1.1. Food Chain

1.2. Food Web

1.2.1. Producer- An organism that produces it's own energy from the sun.

1.2.2. Primary Consumer- Gets its energy by eating producers.

1.2.3. Secondary Consumer- Receives energy by consuming primary consumers.

1.2.4. Tertiary Consumer- Receives energy by consuming secondary consumers.

2. Levels Of Organization

2.1. Biospheres are the living organisms and their atmospheres that they live or exist in.

2.2. Biomes are a major biotic community characterized by the dominant forms of plant life and the prevailing climate.

2.2.1. Freshwater Biome

2.2.2. Marine Biome

2.3. An Ecosystem is a system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their physical environment.

2.3.1. Tundra

2.3.2. Grassland/Savanah

2.3.3. Desert

2.3.4. Temperate Deciduous Forest

2.3.5. Rainforest

2.3.6. Coniferous Forest

2.4. A Community is a group of interactive organisms sharing an environment.

2.5. Population is the amount of organisms there are in an environment.

2.6. Organisms are living things.

3. Trophic Levels- Each step is the transfer of energy through an ecosystem.

3.1. Producer

3.2. Primary Consumer

3.3. Secondary Consumer

3.4. Tertiary Consumer

4. Biodiversity is the variation of organisms in an environment.

4.1. Biotic Factors are the living factors in an environment.

4.2. Abiotic Factors are the non-living factors in an environment.

4.3. Hot Spot-A biogeographic region with a significant reservoir of biodiversity

4.4. Water Pollution is making water unclean by dumping foreign objects or substances into it.

4.4.1. Point-Source Pollution

4.4.2. Non-Point Source Pollution

4.4.3. Aquifer

5. Succession

5.1. Ecological Succession is the regrowth of life after a disaster.

5.2. Primary Succession is the beginning of life in an area where there was no life or soil before.

5.3. Secondary Succession is the start of life where there may have been life before and there IS soil.

5.4. Pioneer Species are the first species to move into an ecosystem during succession.

5.5. Climax Communities are a type of community that is a balance or stability with little or no change in species in the following years. These establish the end of succession.

6. Population

6.1. Limiting Factors are conditions in an environment that limit the growth of a species and prevent species from overpopulating.

6.2. Carrying Capacity is the fixed or limited capacity for growth in an ecosystem.

6.3. Population Growth is the increase in people inhabiting an area.

6.4. The Black Plague was the largest decrease in human population in history.

6.5. The Industrial Revolution was responsible for the large increase in human population in the mid 1700's to the early 1900's.

6.6. Exponential Growth and J-curves are the growth of population at an ever-increasing rate.

6.7. Logistic Growth and S-Curves are the growth of population at an increasing rate, but eventually levels out and stays consistent.

6.8. Sustainability is the property of being able to maintain something.

6.9. The Population Growth Rate is the rate at which a population grows.