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Ch. 6-Lesson 1-4

Lesson 1-4: Ecosystems

What are the two factors that describe organisms and habitats? Biotic (organisms) Abiotic (Air, water, soil, temperature, & sunlight)
What is a niche in a habitat? A role that an animal or plant has in a particular area of its ecosystem
What is called when both plants and animals live and need each other to survive called? Interaction
What are plants classified as in an ecosystem? Producers
What are living animals classified as in an ecosystem? Consumers
What are the organisms that breakdown plants or animals to begin the first stage of survival called? Decomposers
What is defined as a series of steps that involve energy transfer from one organism to another? Food Chain
What are the 3 things that plants compete for to survive? Sunlight, soil, and water
What are specific living areas to both plants and animals known as? Environments
What are the factors (7) that limit the capacity of an organism? Food, Water, Space, Shelter, Diseases, Predators, Life cycle
What type of ecosystem areas are considered to be warm, clear, shallow waters that produce algae for consumer fish to eat, survive, and make areas for living habitats? Coral Reefs
What type of ecosystem are areas that have warm, rainy climates, a variety of plants exist in moisture due wet climate conditions? Tropical Rainforest
What type of ecosystem are areas that have little rainfall yearly and organisms live in hot, dry conditions? Deserts
What type of ecosystem areas are extremely cold, desert areas in high mountains or polar zones and animals have thick furs and mix very well to their environments? Tundra
What type of ecosystem areas have harsh cold winters and its soil is very low in nutrients and evergreen trees? Taiga
What type of ecosystem areas are swamp areas and near warmer coastal shores that are mainly salty regions where mangrove, and some grasses grow in salty conditions? Coastal Wetland/Everglades
What type of ecosystem areas are the homes to many trees, like oak, maple, beech and small shrubs and plants? Deciduous Forest
What type of ecosystem areas are found in the Midwest and Great Plains part of North America and its soil contents have rich nutrients that is great for farming? Prairie
What are the life factors that balance both plants and animal in an ecosystem? Food, Water, Space, and Shelter
What is a particular type of organism that live in the region (Animals or Plant Life)? Population
What are considered to be the living organisms that exist in an ecosystem? Biotic
What are considered to be the nonliving things that exist in an ecosystem? Abiotic
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