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Ecology 2

6th Science - Ecology

TermDefinition
Primary Succession begins in a place that does not have soil, and has never been a home to organisms
Secondary Succession begins in a place that already has soil and was once the home of living organisms
Climax Community when a community has reached the final stage of ecological succession
Pioneer Community first community of organisms to move into a new environment
Lichen an important pioneer species- help turn rock into soil by breaking it down using acids it produces
organism any living thing
Population many organisms of the same species in an ecosystem
Community all of the populations in one ecosystem - all producers, consumers and decomposers
Ecosystem all the living and non-living things that interact in a particular area.
Invasive Species non-native species
Tadpoles, Trout - What Biome? Freshwater
Long severe winters, Conifer Trees, moose - What Biome? Taiga
Permanently frozen with lichens and mosses - What Biome? Tundra
Adaptation characteristic of an organism that makes it better able to survive in its environment
Caumsett State Park - What 2 Biomes? Deciduous Forest and Freshwater
Limiting Factors Examples drought, poachers(hunters), overpopulation, disease, invasive species
Invasive Species Examples Asian long-horned beetles and Zebra mussels
Trees that lose their leaves, Four Seasons - What Biome? Deciduous Forest
Hot Humid all year, Percipitation every day, diverse plants - What Biome? Rainforest
What is the order that we group all living things from smallest to biggest? organism, population, community, ecosystem, biome, biosphere
Created by: cbeltrani