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Unit 5 Notes

"living" things in an (or things that were once alive) Ex: plants, animals, bacteria, fungi, protists Environment
"nonliving" things in an environment that life on earth. EX: sunlight, water, soil climate, temp; air, rock, sand, sky clouds,and precipitation Influence
Nonnative are aliens to ecosystems. Species
They are into a new ecosystem either on purpose or by accident. Brought
species usually upset the balance of an ecosystem and threaten the ecosystem's biodiversity. Nonnative
When determining the a nonnative species may have on another ecosystem, you must concider the species' niche. Impact
Some examples of nonnative species in include termites (carried on ships accidentally- destroys wood.) Louisiana
(imported by E.A. McIlhenny, most likely bred for fur - destroy Louisiana vegetation and levees), and kudzu ( a Japanese plant that grows really well in Louisiana and takes over native species.) Nutria
A factor is anything that restricts the number of individual organisms in a population or in a community, and could cause a chain reaction of restrictions. Limiting
Limiting factors could be biotic or abiotic in an ecosystem. factors
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