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Environment Science

This will teach you some about ecosystems

TermDefinition
Habitat A place where an organism lives and that provides the things that an organism needs.
Biotic Factors Are the living parts of an ecosystem.
Abiotic Factors Are the nonliving parts of an ecosystem.
What are the five different abiotic factors found in most ecosystems? Water, sunlight, oxygen, temperature, and soil.
Ecology How living things interact with each other and the environment.
Population Density The number of individuals in a specific area.
What are the four ways that populations can increase or decrease? Birth rate, Death rate, immigration, and emigration.
What is a limiting factor? A limiting factor is an environmental factor that prevents a population from increasing. They are food, space, and weather.
Producer An organism that can create its own food.
Consumer An organism that obtains its energy by feeding on other organisms.
Herbivore A herbivore is an organism that consumes on only plants, like a grasshpper
Carnivore A carnivore is an organism that only feeds off of animals, like a lion.
Omnivore An omnivore is an organism that feeds off of both animal and plants, like a human.
Scavenger A scavenger is an animal that feeds off of dead bodies of organisms, like a vulture.
Food chain A series of events in which one organism eats another and obtains energy.
Food web Consists of overlapping food chains in an ecosystem.
Ecosystem All living and non-living things that interact in an area.
Biome A group of ecosystems with similar climate and organisms.
Temperature and Rainfall Two climatic conditions that determine an areas biome.
Created by: 17rdaum