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ecorama

ecosystems and biomes

TermDefinition
BIOTIC LIVING PARTS OF AN ECOSYSTEM
ABIOTIC NON LIVING PARTS OF AN ECOSYSTEM
HABITAT PLACE WHERE ORGANISM LIVES, EATS, AND MATES
NICHE A ROLE OF AN ORGANISM IN ITS ENVIRONMENT
SPECIES ORGANISM THAT CAN MATE AND HAVE OFFSPRING
POPULATION NUMBER OF ONE ORGANISM IN AN ECOSYSTEM
COMMUNITY NUMBER OF DIFFERENT ORGANISMS LIVING IN AN ECOSYSTEM
PRODUCER ORGANISM THAT MAKES ITS OWN FOOD (PLANTS)
CONSUMER ORGANISM THAT HAS TO GET FOOD FOR ENERGY FROM OTHER SOURCES
DECOMPOSER ORGANISM THAT BREAKS DOWN REMAINS OF DEAD ORGANISMS AND REPLACES NUTRIENTS INTO SOIL
HERBIVORE CONSUMER THAT EATS ONLY PLANTS
CARNIVORE CONSUMER THAT EATS ONLY MEAT
OMNIVORE CONSUMER THAT EATS BOTH PLANTS AND MEAT
FOOD CHAIN SERIES OF ORGANISMS THAT FEED OFF EACH OTHER TO GET ENERGY
FOOD WEB MANY OVERLAPPING FOOD CHAINS
ENERGY PYRAMID CHART THAT SHOWS DIFFERENT LEVELS OF ORGANISMS FEEDING PATTERNS FOR ENERGY
BIOME PLACES WITH SIMILAR CLIMATES AND SPECIES
ADAPTION CHARACTERISTIC OF AN ORGANISM THAT HELPS IT SURVIVE IN ITS ECOSYSTEM
EQUILLIBRIUM STATE OF FORCES OF NATURE BEING IN BALANCE
SUCCESSION PREDICTABLE SERIES OF EVENTS OF HOW ORGANISMS WILL ARRIVE IN AN ECOSYSTEM
PREY ORGANISM THAT IS HUNTED BY PREDATOR
PREDATOR ORGANISM THAT HUNTS OTHER ORGANISMS
ECOLOGIST PERSON WHO STUDIES ECOSYSTEMS
ECOSYSTEMS ALL THE LIVING AND NON LIVING PARTS OF AN ENVIRONMENT AND HOW THEY INTERACT
BIOMASS ANYTHING THAT WAS ONCE LIVING AND IS NOW USED AS FUEL
ORGANISM ANY LIVING THING
TUNDRA COLD AND DRY PLACE NEAR ARCTIC
TAIGA BOREAL FOREST, COLD, HAS LOTS OF CONFIFOROUS TREES
DESERT VERY HOT AND VERY DRY PLACE WITH HARDLY ANY RAIN DURING THE YEAR
GRASSLAND HOT AND DRY REGION. SLIGHTLY MORE RAIN THAT A DESERT
SAVANNA SIMILAR TO GRASSLAND, NEAR EQUATOR, MORE TREES AND SHRUBBS
RAIN FOREST WARM, HUMID, AND LOTS OF RAIN. LOTS OF LIFE
CONIFEROUS TREES THAT DO NOT LOSE NEEDLES OR LEAVES
DECIDUOUS TREES THAT LOSE LEAVES DURING COOL, DRY SEASON
Created by: husker2000