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The study of interactions that take place among organisms and their environment.
the non-living physical features of the environment, including air, water,sunlight, soil (rocks), temperature, and climate. The pre-fix A means not (living).
features of the environment that are alive or were once alive. The prefix bio means life.
Stable, end stage of ecological succession in which the plants and animals of a community use resources efficiently and balance is maintained by disturbances such a fire, volcano, or glacier.
A natural, gradual change in the type of species that live in an area. Succession can be primary or secondary.
Average weather conditions of an area over time, including wind, temperature, and rainfall or other types of precipitation such as snow or sleet.
WE LIVE IN THIS BIOME! We usually have 4 distinct seasons with climax communities of deciduous trees (leaves fall off the branches).
One individual that belongs to a certain species.
All the organisms that belong to the same species living in a community.
All the living organisms that live in an area and the nonliving features of their environment
Consumers that capture and eat other consumers.
The organism that is captured by the predator.
Anything that restricts the size of the population, including living and nonliving features of an ecosystem, such as predators or drought.
A model that shows the amount of energy available at each feeding level in an ecosystem.
mixture of mineral and rock particles and also the remains of dead organisms, air, and water that forms the topmost layer of the Earth's crust and supports plant growth.
The measure of the acidity or alkalinity of soil. Most plants grow between the 5.5-7 range of soil. If the soil is less than seven, then the soil is acidic. If the range is over 7-14, then the soil is base or alkaline.
A process started by an event such as a fire, glacial movement, volcano erupting, hurricane, ect, which reduces an already established ecosystem to a smaller population of species.
A process in which there is uninhabited (no one lives there) barren, no soil, habitat or that occurs where there is no habitat or vegetation.
a group of hardy organisms, such as lichens, found in the primary stage of succession and that begin an area's soil building process.
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