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Schrift - 5.2 Biomes

Sun primary source of energy for all living things
rich healthy moist (wet) soil, carbon-dioxide and sunlight what plants need to make food
decomposer fungi, bacteria, earthworm
precipitation rain, snow, sleet
primary consumers in an energy pyramid eat plants insects, rabbits, mice, small fish
second level consumers in an energy pyramid eat plant and /or other animals frogs, larger fish
third level consumers in an energy pyramid eat other animals eagles, lions, snakes, hawks
food web shows overlapping food chains in an ecosystem
energy __________ is transferred from one organism to another in the food web.
biome a large group of ecosystems that have similar characteristics
climate refers to the type of weather that occurs in an area over a long period of time
tropical rain forest very rainy and hot
high moisture and warmth why more kinds of plants and animals live in tropical rain forest than any other biome
temperate forest experiences four distinct seasons;
grassland has distinct dry season; trees are few and far between
grassland prairies and savannas
desert driest biome; very little water, contain little life
tundra earth's coldest biome; has frozen ground; near the arctic circle
marine biome near or on the ocean shore, salty
freshwater ecosystem streams, rivers, ponds, lakes, and wetlands
herbivore eats only producers
population zebras are an example of a(n) ____ of living things in an ecosystem
food chain the flow of energy from producer to first level consumer to second level consumer can be shown using a simple _______
climate temperature and precipitation over a long period of time determine the _____ of an area
Created by: kschrift