Apex Learning Biology Semester 2 unit 3.1
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the lower area of a body of water, which doesn't receive enough light to support photosynthesis.
In a body of water the lower dark layer consisting of water and sediment
The number and variety of living organisms in an ecosystem or geographic area.
A large geographic region that has consistent weather, plants, and other organisms. EX: Tundra, desert and coral reefs.
A freshwater ecosystem characterized by little or no water flow
The weather conditions, including temperature, rain, and wind, that are typical of a particular place.
The final, stable community that results from succession.
A group of organisms living together in the same region who interact with one another.
A repeating event that removes organisms from a community without making it unstable. EX: migration
A biome with very low population
An event that removes organisms from a community
A system formed by the interaction of living organisms with the nonliving physical environment
A species in danger of extinction.
An are where freshwater and salt water mix
The death of an entire species
An event that removes all or most of the organisms in an area.
Able to reproduce
A biome characterized by grass.
The place where a particular plant or animal lives and the natural processes that maintain that area.
A organism that was brought into an ecosystem also called a nonnative species
An introduced species that is a superior competitor to the native species
A species that is not necessarily abundant in a community but greatly affects it.
In a body of water an area away from the shore that is near the surface and well lit
In a body of water the shallow well-lit area near the shore.
A freshwater ecosystem characterized by grasses and slow water flow
Naturally occuring in an ecosystem
All of the resources a species uses within it's ecosystem
An organism that is introduced to an ecosystem rather than naturally occurring there.
The upper region in a body of water, which receives enough light for photosynthesis
An event that removes most of the organisms from an area while damaging or removing the soil EX: A volcanic erruption
The concentration of salts dissolved in a liquid.
An event that removes most of the organisms above ground but leaves the soils and the organisms withing it. EX: Logging
A small stream
A removal of organisms that does not affect the entire ecosystem
A channel of water constantly moving in one direction
A progressive series of changes in a community that results in its complete replacement by another community
A species that is able to out-compete other species for resources
A freshwater ecosystem characterized by trees and slow water flow
A northern biome with mostly evergreen trees and shrubs, such as pines
A biome with a moderate temperatures and mostly trees that lose their leaves in the winter.
A land Biome
The line in a body of water below which temperature changes drastically.
A species at risk of becoming endangered in the near future.
Tropical Rain Forest
A war, rainy, and densely forested biome usually found near the equator
A biome with low temperatures and few trees
A stirring of water from the benthic zone up toward the surface.
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