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Bio ch.3

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Biome
Groupings of ecosystems
abiotic factor
non-living
biotic factor
living
ecosystem
a bunch of organisms of different types PLUS living environment, living in the same area
community
a bunch of different organisms of different types living in the same area
population
a bunch of organisms of the same type living in the same area
individual organism
one cell
cells
lowest level of life
3 ecological methods
observation, experimentation, modeling
ecology
study of interactions between organisms
biosphere
emcompaces all areas of life: above and below
species
a specific type of similar organisms
heterotrough
gets food from a different source
chemosynthesis
process of making energy out of chemicals
chemoauto trough
a critter that makes its own food out of chemicals
photoauto trough
plant
photosynthesis
process of changing light energy into chemical energy
primary producer
changes the sun's light energy into chemical energy
decomposter
breaks down food in ditritus
detritivores
breaks down ditritus into smaller particles
phytoplankton
plankton that can feed itself using photosynthesis
zooplankton
animals that provide nutritien to species in water
energy
flows out of system
matter
cycles
aquifer
a pond underground
inflitration
water sinks into ground
root uptake
water from underground goes into trees
biogeochemical cycle
cycles that deal with living things