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Ecosystems and Environments

TermDefinition
Desert an ecosystem that is very dry and gets little rain
Grassland an ecosystem with grasses and shrubs, a few small trees, and many large grazing animals
Temperate Forest an ecosystem filled with a variety of trees and other plants and animals, such as deer
Wetland an ecosystem filled with swamps, bogs, and marshes, as well as a large variety of plants and animals
Tundra a very cold ecosystem with no trees; snow covers the ground most of the year
Tropical Rain-forest large areas of trees that grow where it is warm and rainy all year
Ecosystem A community of living and non-living things in their natural environment
Organism a living thing
Habitat The home of an animal or plant
Community All the interacting populations in a particular area
Population All the living things that belong to the same group and live in the same area
Perish to die
Thrive to grow strong or reproduce
Predator an animal that hunts smaller animals
Carnivore an animal that feeds on meat
Herbivore an animal that feeds on plants
Hibernate to sleep through the winter
Migrate to move to warmer areas during winter
Created by: severson