Ecology 2

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Abiotic

The Nonliving parts of the environment are know as.

Biotic

All living things that directly or indirectly affect the ecosystem are called.

Producer

is any plant that manufactures food by photosynthesis.

Consumer

Eat producers and/ or other animals.

Decomposer

Break down dead organisms and make their materials available to other living things.

Habital

The place in the Ecosystem where an organism lives is called its.

Niche

This is called an organism's.

Biome

is a large geographic area of the earth identified by a particular type of dominant (most common) plant and animal life.

Terrestrial

Biomes may be (land).

Aquatic

(Water)

Latitude

(Distance north or south of the equator).

Altitude

(Distance above or below sea level).

Tundra

Permanently frozen subsoil.

Taiga

Long,severve winters; summers wiith thawing subsoil.

Temperate Deciduous Forest

Moderate precipitation; cold winters, warm summers.

Tropical Rain Forest

Heavy rainfall constant warmth.

Grassland

Much variability in rainfall and temperature: strong prevailing winds.

Desert

Little rainfall; extreme daily temperature changes.

Marine Biome

The oceans of the earth make up ((saltwater) biomes.

Freshwater Biomes

Include ponds,Lakes,Streams and Rivers.

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