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1. Levels of organization

1.1. Organism

1.2. Population

1.3. Communtiy

1.4. Ecosystem

1.4.1. Rainforests- a forest that has very high amounts of rain eaach year.

1.4.2. Temperate deciduous forest- a forest that seasonally loses their leaves.

1.4.3. Coniferous forest- a forest that contains trees that have needles.

1.4.4. Desert- a dry empty area that has little vegitation and water.

1.4.5. Tundra- a flat region with no trees.

1.4.6. Grassland- has much vegitation such as grasses.

1.5. Biome

1.5.1. Freshwater biome- a biome that contains mostly bodies of freshwater.

1.5.2. Marine biome- a biome that conains salt water and many aquatic animals.

1.6. Bioshpere

2. Ecosystems and their interactions

2.1. Food web

2.1.1. TROPHIC LEVELS- each step in the transfer of energy through an ecosystem is known as a trophic level.

2.2. Food chain

2.2.1. PRODUCER- the organisms that produce their own energy from the sun.

2.2.2. PRIMARY CONSUMER- (1 degree consmer)- eats producers

2.2.3. SECONDARY CONSUMER- (2 degree consumer)- eats primary consumers

2.2.4. TERTIARY CONSUMER- (3 degree consumer)- eats a secondary consumers

3. Factors

3.1. Biotic factors-The living ppart of an ecosystem.

3.1.1. Examples: migration and seed dispersal.

3.2. Abiotic factors- The nonliving part of an ecosystem.

3.2.1. Examples: flood, erosion, drought

4. Ecological Succession- the regrowth of the life after a diasaster.

4.1. Primary sucession- Start of life in an area where there was no life before and no soil.

4.2. Secondary succession- start of life in an area where there may have been life and has soil.

4.3. Pioneer species- First species to move into and ecosystem.

4.3.1. Exapmle: Lichen

4.4. Climax Community- this is a community that is in equilibrium and with little or no change in species in the following years.

5. limiting factors- Conditions of the environment that LIMIT the growth of a species.

5.1. Examples: water, energy, shelter, air, sunlight, predators, and mating.

5.2. Carrying Capacity- The number of indviduals of a species that an ecosystem can spport.

6. Water pollution- when harmful chemicals are added to matural water.

6.1. Aquifer- underground layer or bed yeilding ground for wwater wells and springs.

6.2. Non-point sorce solution- the water comes from mor ethen one source.

6.3. Point source solution- the water comes from one source.

7. Industrial revolution- a period of time when there were major increase of techniques for manufacturing, agriculture, medicine, etc.

7.1. Population growth- the growth of the amount of people.

7.2. Black plague- in the middle ages there was a widespread of disease and they often called this the black plague.

7.3. Exponential growth- large increase in growth.

7.4. Sustainablitiy- to support or provide.

7.5. Logistic growth- the growth with the rate decreases with the increase of individuals.

7.6. J-curve- the curve falls at first, then rises higher then the starting piont. a graph that shows exponential growth.

7.7. S-curve- a curve that the rate growth is rapid and then the growth rate declines. this produces a curve that appears as an S, due to the slow start, rapid growth, then leveling.

8. biodiverstity- the plant and animal life in a particular habitat.

8.1. Hot spots- an area of extreme heat.