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Chapter 19 Cycles of Nature
Vocabulary for the chapter on the cyles of matter and succession.
Terms in this set (23)
there would be no life on Earth without this
the change of a substance from a liquid to a gas
the change of state from a gas to a liquid
any form of water that falls to the Earth's surface from the clouds
when plants, bushes and trees give off moisture into the atmosphere
the breakdown of substances into simpler molecules
the process of burning a substance, such as wood or fossil fuels
the process in which nitrogen is converted to a usable form by bacteria and/or lightning
this process releases a form of nitrogen into the soil that plants can use
Bacteria and Lightning
the two ways that nitrogen can be fixated.
the replacement of one type of community by another at a single place over a period of time
a species that colonizes an uninhabited area and that starts a process of succession.
the first community of organisms to move into a new environment.
succession that begins in a place that does not have soil.
The variety of species that are present in an area
simply has organisms that are well adapted to live together in the same area over time.
succession that begins in a place that already has soil and that was once home of living organisms
when a community has reached the final stage of ecological succession
How a lake turns into a forest
lake to a pond to a marsh to a swamp to a forest
the water that is stored under the ground
the excess water that moves over the earth as a result of heavy precipitation or melting snow
the process producers use that converts the suns energy into food and releases oxygen into the air
the process of breathing in air, converting food into energy and releasing carbon dioxide into the air
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