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What is an ecosystem

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What does the word Ecosystem mean? ecological systems- populations and communities interacting together
Do ecosystems include both living and nonliving things? yes
What is ecology? the study of ecosystems
In an ecosystem, what is a niche? a role or job
Why are ecosystems important? energy flow and the recycle of carbon and nitrogen
How can external factors introduced into an ecosystem be disastrous to that ecosystem? it can distort the natural balance of interaction in the ecosystem
What does the term biotic factor mean? living
What does the term abiotic factor mean? nonliving
What is a biome? a large scale community of organisms shaped by common environmental conditions.
What scale of ecosystem is a pond, puddle, tree trunk or under a rock? micro
What scale of ecosystem is a forest or large lake? Messo
What scale of ecosystem is a rainforest of the earth? Biome
What is it called when ecosystems blend together? ecotone
Population groups of individuals in a species that live in a specific geographic area.
Community all the populations in a specific area at a given time - includes different species
Biosphere all the ecosystems established on planet earth
Created by: dshillington