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Interdependence of Organisms.
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These are the nonliving factors of the environment.
This is the type of biome that is found in the water.
One celled organisms that reproduce by fission.
This is a group of plants and animals in the same region that have adapted together to the region's environment.
These are all the living organisms on earth.
These are the components of the reservoirs of carbon that are exchanged in our environment.
This is when something dead rots or decays over time.
This is an organism that breaks down an gains nutrients from dead organisms.
This is the removal of trees and the conversion of forest lands to farmlands, logged areas, or cities.
Arid region that receives less than 10 inches of precipitation annually.
Biotic and abiotic factors interacting within the setting of a community.
This display graphically shows the energy that is available at each tropic level in a food chain.
A biome where grasses are the main vegetation, usually mixed with herbs and sometimes shrubs, but usually without trees.
The area where an organism lives its life including the living and nonliving factors.
This is an organism that gains energy by eating only plants.
This is an example of mutualistic symbiosis between the organisms of fungus and a photosynthetic alga.
Biome with a salt water environment.
This is the interaction of two organisms where both benefit.
This is a biogeochemical cycle in which nitrogen is converted from its inert atmospheric molecular form (N2) into a form that is useful in biological processes. The cycle includes fixation, nitrification, assimilation, ammonfication, and finally denitrification, when nitrogen is returned to the atmosphere.
This is a natural substance that cannot be remade, re-grown, or regenerated as fast as it is used.
This is the part of the soil composed of anything that once lived. It includes plant and animal remains, cells and tissues of soil organisms, and substances from plant roots and soil microbes.
Any living thing with one or more cells.
This is the condition where an organism's numbers exceed the carrying capacity of its habitat.`
These are the components of the reservoirs of oxygen that are exchanged in our environment.
This is an organism that gets energy by eating meat, living or dead.
This is the interaction of two organisms where one i helped and the other is neither helped nor harmed.
This occurs when 2 or more organisms or populations in a community rely or need similar limiting resources.
This is a classification of plant growth within a cold, wet biome known as a taiga; the plants in this are cone-bearing gymnosperms.
This is an organism that relies on other organisms for its food and energy supply; also called a heterotroph.
This is a biome that consists of trees that lose their leaves every year.
This is an organism which feeds on, but usually does not kill, a larger organism.
This is a type of symbiosis where on organism benefits but he other is hurt.
This is the permanently frozen stratum below the arctic tundra.
This is one of the biogeochemical cycles; it is entirely sedimentary, with reserves of the element coming from phosphate rock and it enters biological cycles through photosynthesis.
Polar Ice Cap
This area on Earth extends from 66.5 degrees north and south of the equator to the poles. It is an area on earth where temperatures are very low and the surface is mostly ice.
This is the contamination of an environment beyond natural correction.
All the individuals of a species that live together in one place at the same time.
This is the condition in which one living organism serves as a food source for another.
This is an animal that lives by preying on other animals.
An animal that is killed and eaten by another animal.
This is an organism that supplies matter and energy, also known as an autotroph.
This is a type of resource that is replenished by a natural resource faster than it is consumed.
This is one of the seven major biomes in which rainfall amounts are high and flora and fauna vary greatly; at least one-half of the world's species are contained in these primary productivity is extremely high.
A tropical grassland with sparse trees.
An animal that eats the dead remains and wastes of other animals and plants.
This is the set of kills and abilities necessary for an organism to live.
This is an interdependent relationship between two different species.
This is a northern hemisphere habitat with wet soil.
This is a term used to describe a region between polar zones and the tropics with warm summers, cold winters and sufficient precipitation to support its species.
This is a type of biome which is found on the land.
This is a term used to describe an ecological community in which moisture and temperature are high.
An ecosystem dominated by lichens, mosses, grasses, and woody plants. It is generally found at high latitudes. It is described as having a marshy surface where mosses, lichen, berries, and low shrubs grow with mucky soil and permafrost underneath.
This is the circulation of water between land, air and surface.
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