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Habitat Home for organisms, provides food, shelter, water and temp needed for survival
Biome large geographic areas with similar climates and ecosystems which inclue tundra, taiga,temperate deciduous forest, rainforest, grassland, desert.
Micro Habitat tiny place or home that provides food, shelter, water and temp needed for living
Organism a thing that is alive, a living thing
Biotic living factors or components such as plants and animals
Abiotic non living factors or components such as light, water, soil, temp, air, rocks,etc.
Biodiversity the existance of a wide variety of species in an ecosystem or biome.
Contribute to give or play a part in bringing about an end or result
Sustainability the ability to support and withstain over time
Ecosystem all the interactions of organisms with each other as well as their environment
Ecological Succession the normal, gradual changes in the types of species that live in an area over time
Pioneer Species first organisms such as lichens, mosses, ferns that come to an area but do not require soil.
Primary Succession The process of ecological succession that begins in a place without soil and life, only rock. ex: volcanic island
Secondary Succession succession that begins in a place that already has soil and once had living things. ex: forest fire
Lichens symbiotic relationship between a fungus and an alga or bacteria and alga
tundra coldest, cold, dry, ice, permafrost, north pole, polar bears, lichen, mooses, caribou
taiga snowy, cold winters, warmer summers, evergreen trees, bears,wolves, lynx
temperate deciduous forest 4 distinct seasons, plenty of rainfall, decidous trees such as maple, oak, chery
grasslands adequate rain grasses, grains, cattle, sheep, zebra, lions, wildebeast
desert driest, very little rain, hot, cacti, snakes, lizzards
rainforest warm, wet high biodiversity due to many layers of habitats, near equator
plants in tundra lichens, mosses, grasses, very small shrubs
permafrost permanently frozen soil below the thawed surface layer
tundra plants are usually small soil has few nutrients,cold temp,short growing season, plant roots can't break thru or penetrate frozen soil
which biome has the greatest biodiversity? tropical rainforest
Why does the number of pioneer species in an area decrease after time and ecological succession? the larger, stronger plants over come the weaker ones.
Does succession work to return
Created by: lmsanchez