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Ecosystem

Ecosystme

TermDefinition
ecosystem little community of plant and animals that interact with their environments in order to survive
habitat the place or natural condition in which a plant or animal lives
producers organism that use sunlight directly to make food (photosynthesis)
examples of producers trees, planets, and grass
consumers anything that eats
examples of consumers humans, snakes
decomposers breaks down decomposing matter
examples of decomposers fungi and bacteria
all living things need ____ to survive energy
sunlight source of energy for almost all living things
4 types of consumers herbivores, carnivores, omnivore, savenger
herbivores plant eater (horse, rabbit, cow)
carnivores meat eater - owl, lion
omnivore eats both plants and meat - humans, bear
scavenger feeds on the bodies of dead animals - cockroach
predator eats prey - lion chases and eats a rabbit - the lion is the predator
prey what is eaten - lion chases and eats a rabbit - the rabbit is the prey
competition struggle between organism after the same resource
two types of ecosystems terrestrial and aquatic
terrestrial ecosystems land based organism
aquatic ecosystem water based organism
two types of aquatic ecosystem fresh water and salt water
fresh water lake, pond, and river
salt water ocean
major difference in two aquatic ecosystem salt
Created by: shutt141