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science unit review

climate climate helps determine the kinds of plants and animals that live in an area. each biome has a different cliamte
biome a large region on earth that has specific plant and animal communities.
habitat destruction when a human interacts or natural disasters interfere with an organism's habitat.
limiting factors any biotic or abiotic factor that prevents a population from growing
ecological succession a gradual change in an ecosystem over time
primary succession occurs in an area where no previous ecosystem existed
secondary succession can also occur following a change or disturbance
littoral the area where the pond meets land
limnetic dominated my floating plants
profundal present in deeper ponds
benthic darkest zone and it rarely has any plantlife
permafrost a permanent layer of frozen soil
conifers coniferous trees
intertidal zone where the ocean meets the shore
pelagic zone the open ocean
benthic zone receives minimal sunlight
abysal zone deepest, darkest zone in the ocean
phytoplankton micro-organisms that eat zoplankton
zooplankton the oceans producers
deciduous trees trees that loose their leaves because of the loss of chlorophyll
dessert biome hottest, driest biome
tropical rain forest biome with most rainfall and most organisms
grassland biome that is hot in the summer and cold n the winter
algae most common producer of freshwater
esunary has freshwater and saltwater
paracitism a symbiotic relationship where one organism is benefited and one organism is harmed
commenislism a symbiotic relationship where one organism benefited and the other is not helped or harmed in any way
mutualism a symbiotic relationship where both organisms are benefited by the relationship
climax community the final stage to take place during succession
pioneer species grasses and weeds that grow during succession
opportunists species use their energy for producing seeds form offspring
colonizers the first organisms to grow during succession
Created by: mia_russo