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Quiz #2 Review

What is the study of the INTERACTIONS between all living and non living things in an environment. ecology
What makes a stable ecosystem? a balanced environment of producers, consumers, predators, prey, decomposers, and environmental features which support all life and biodiversity
What do we call a group of one species that live in a particular area? A population
What is one population in our biome? various (people, deer, rabbits, etc.)
What do we call all the living populations in a particular area? community
What do we call the study of interactions that occur among organisms and their environment? ecology
What do we call a group of individuals that belong to the same species which live in the same area? population
What is the name of different populations which live in a defined area? community
What three things do you need for a stable ecosystem? 1) A constant supply of energy (the sun) 2) Living organisms that incorporate the energy into organic compounds (carbon and hydrogen) 3) A recycling of materials between organisms and their environment
What is the name of the collection of all organisms that live in a particular place along with their nonliving physical environment? ecosystem
What are some biotic factors? various. ex) birds, trees, mushroom, bacteria
What are some abiotic factors? various. ex)temperature, precipitation, soil type, amount of sunlight
What do we call physical or non living factors which shape an ecosystem? abiotic
What do we call the biological influences and all the living things an organism interacts with? biotic
What do we call any organism that makes its own food? autotroph
What types of organsims rely on others for their food? consumers (heterotrophs)
What type of consumer eats just plants? herbivore
What type of consumer eats just meat? carnivore
What type of consumer eats both plants and animals? ominvore
What type of organism breaks down dead or decaying matter? decomposers
What type of organism consumes dead animals? scavenger
What do we call the role or job an organism plays in an ecosystem? niche
What is the name of the place where an organism lives? habitat
Created by: Mr.McKeehan