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Vocabulary Project by Mind Map: Vocabulary Project
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Vocabulary Project

Levels of Organization

Organism

Any form of life

Population

A group of the same species

Community

Populations of organisms that interact with each other

Ecosystem

A group of living organisms that interact with each other and their non-living environment

Biome

Region inhabited by communities of distinct plants and animals

Biosphere

All soil, water, and air that sustains life

Energy Transfer

Food Chain

show the sequence in energy transfer from one organism to the next as one eats the other

Food Web

shows what an ecosystem really looks like

Producer

Organism that produces its own energy from the sun

Primary Consumer

Organism that gets its energy by eating producers

Secondary Consumer

Organism that gets its energy by eating primary consumers

Tertiary Consumer

Organism that gets its energy by eating secondary consumers

Trophic Levels

Energy levels-classify the organisms by producers, primary consumers, secondary consumers, etc.

Biomes

Video is more about adaptations, but the first minute is very good.

Rainforest

a tropical forest, usually with tall, densely growing, broad-level trees in an area of high rainfall

Temperate Deciduous Forest

an area with four distinct seasons and year-round rainfall typically have fertile soil so it's home to many species

Coniferous Forest

an area with many coniferous trees or trees that produce seeds through pinecones

Desert

an arid region that has very little rainfall and does not support many species of plants and animals vegetation is spread apart or non-existent

Tundra

A vast, nearly-level, treeless plain of the arctic regions

Grassland/Savannah

A plain with coarse grass, scattered tree growth, and

Freshwater Biome

A habitat of water with very low salt concentration that includes ponds, lakes, streams, rivers, and wetlands.

Marine Biome

A habitat of salt water that includes oceans, coral reefs, estuaries, and seas.

Ecosystems

Biotic Factors

the living parts of an ecosystem

Abiotic Factors

the non-living parts of an ecosystem

Biodiversity

the variety of organisms in a geographic area

Hot Spots

places where many species live 17 hot spots in the world found mostly in the tropic regions

Ecological Succession

A process in which the communities of an ecosystem change over time

Primary Succession

Ecological succession that occurs when a new ecosystem is created

Secondary Succession

Ecological succession that occurs in an ecosystem that has already been destroyed or disturbed.

Pioneer Species

The first species to move into an ecosystem during primary or secondary succession.

Climax Community

The end/last stage of primary or secondary succession.  Little or no change occurs in the following years.

Limiting Factors

Conditions of the environment that limit growth of a species/ biotic and abiotic factors that prevent the continuous growth of a population

Carrying Capacity

The number of individuals of a species that an ecosystem can support

Population

Other information about the human population growing

Population growth

An increase in the number of a species in an ecosystem.

Black Plague

The bubonic plague during the Middle Ages which killed nearly half the people in western Europe; killed millions, affecting the human population greatly

Industrial Revolution

Age of new inventions and innovation, machines began to replace human labor, began in 1700's, but full effected in the 1800's.

Exponential growth

The growth multiplies and grows faster and faster with no apparent point of leveling off.

Sustainability

Logistic growth

There's a carrying capacity and limiting factors so the population levels off.

J-curve

The shape of an exponential growth graph. It suddenly sky-rockets and increases dramatically.

S-curve

The shape of a logistic growth graph.  It levels off because of the carrying capacity.

Population growth rate

How a population increases-faster/slower

Water Pollution

Adding harmful chemicals to natural water

Aquifer

Any land formation containing or conducting ground water

Point source

Pollution that comes from an identifiable source

Non-point source

Pollution that comes from many sources, unidentifiable usually coming from human activity