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Ecology Test Study G

Vocabulary Words- Ecology Test

TermDefinition
Abiotic - Non-living
Biotic - living
Habitat - where an animal lives
Biome - Is your habitat; the place where you live
Niche - describing the way of life of a species
Immigration - add members to a population in an ecosystem
Emigration - when an organism leaves it's ecosystem
Limiting factors - a factor that controls the process of a population
Community - a group of people living together in one place
Population - all the inhabitants of a particular town, area, or country
Ecosystem - one or more communities in an area and the abiotic factors
Producer - create food through photosynthesis
Consumer - get energy from other organisms
Herbivore - an animal that feeds on plants
Carnivore - an animal that feeds on meat
Omnivore - an animal that feeds on both plants and animal
Scavenger - An animal that feeds on carrion, dead plant material, or refuse.
Carrying Capacity - The number of people, other living organisms, or crops that a region can support without environmental degradation.
Predator - an animal that preys on on others.
Prey - an animal hunted and killed by another for food
Renewable Reasources - any natural resource that can be replenished naturally with the passage of time
Non Renewable Resource - A non-renewable resource is a natural resource which cannot be produced, grown, generated
Soil - The upper layer of earth in which plants grow, a black or dark brown material typically consisting of a mixture of organic remains
Groundwater - Water that soaks into the ground
Permeable - When soil and rock that is allowed the water to pass through
Impermeable - When the soil and rocks do not allow water to pass through
Aquifer - A body of permeable rock that can contain or transmit groundwater
Zone of saturation - the ground below the water table
Divide - to separate into parts, or groups
Drainage Basin - the area drained by a river and all its tributaries
Watershed - the region or area drained by a river, stream, etc.; drainage area
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