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8Sci_Ecosystem Tabat

Ecosystems (Tabat)

What is the common goal of all organisms in an ecosystem? moving both nutrients and energy through the ecosystem
What would be an abiotic limiting factor in a population? water
How does the flow of energy and nutrients through an ecosystem differ? energy flows in one direction and nutrients cycle through the ecosystem
What would demonstrate a producer in an ecosystem? grass
Which best represents the niche of phytoplankton and algae in a marine ecosystem? producers
What is the correct flow of energy through a simple food chain consisting of a fox, grass and a rabbit? the order would be: grass, rabbit, fox
What consumes energy from dead organisms? scavengers and detritovores
How does energy from the sun relate to the energy a cow gets from eating grass in a field? the grass uses energy from the sun to make food; the cow eats the grass & breaks it down to release energy for the cow to use
What does population mean? all the organisms of s species living in the same place at the same time
What is the role an organism plays within its ecosystem called? its niche
What makes up an ecosystem? a community of organisms living in the same area along with their environment
What is it when some animals blend in with their surroundings to avoid predation? camouflage
Birds have light, hollow bones, what allows them to fly? their adaptation
What does it mean to adjust or modify to make things more suitable to requirements or conditions? adapt
What is a niche? the role of an organism in an ecosystem
What are consumers? heterotrophs
What are producers? autotrophs
What does SWATS stand for? soil, water, air, temperature, sun
What is biotic? living
What is abiotic? non-living
What are decomposers? detritovores
Created by: ndmsteach