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Ecology Vocab Unit

1/27/18 Ecology Vocab Stack

TermDefinition
ecosystem A community of living organisms and their interrelated physical and chemical environment.
environment The total of the surroundings (air, water, soil, vegetation, people, wildlife) influencing each living being’s existence, including physical, biological and all other factors; the surroundings of a plant or animal, including other plants or animals, clim
homeostasis The tendency for a system by resisting change to remain in a state of equilibrium.
abiotic A nonliving factor or element (e.g., light, water, heat, rock, energy, mineral).
biotic An environmental factor related to or produced by living organisms.
biomes geographic region of Earth that is inhabited by a community of distinct types of plant and associated animal species
niche The role played by an organism in an ecosystem; its food preferences, requirements for shelter, special behaviors and the timing of its activities (e.g., nocturnal, diurnal), interaction with other organisms and its habitat.
acid deposition A nonliving factor or element (e.g., light, water, heat, rock, energy, mineral).
stream order Energy and nutrient flow that increases as water moves toward the oceans (e.g., the smallest stream (primary) that ends when rivers flow into oceans).
topographic map physical characteristics of the land.
watershed The land area from which surface runoff drains into a stream, channel, lake, reservoir or other body of water; also called a drainage basin.
wetlands Lands where water saturation is the dominant factor determining the nature of the soil development and the plant and animal communities (e.g., sloughs, estuaries, marshes).
hydrology the branch of science concerned with the properties of the earth's water, especially its movement in relation to land.
groundwater Water that infiltrates the soil and is located in underground reservoirs called aquifers.
mitigation The policy of constructing or creating man-made habitats, such as wetlands, to replace those lost to development.
lentic Relating to or living in still water.
lotic Relating to or living in actively moving water.
consumer 1) Those organisms that obtain energy by feeding on other organisms and their remains. 2) a person buying goods or services for personal needs or to use in the production of other goods for resale.
decomposer An organism, often microscopic in size, that obtains nutrients by consuming dead organic matter, thereby making nutrients accessible to other organisms; examples of decomposers include fungi, scavengers, rodents and other animals.
shredder Through chewing and/or grinding, microorganisms feed on non-woody coarse particulate matter, primarily leaves.
dichotomous Biological keys are sets of statements that act as clues leading to the identification of an organism. ... This is a biological tool for identification of unknown organisms. The word dichotomous means branching into two. A single characteristic is consid
pest A label applied to an organism when it is in competition with humans for some resource.
integrated pest management A variety of pest control methods that include repairs, traps, bait, poison, etc. to eliminate pests.
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