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TuHS Wastewater: Ecosystems & Relationships
Terms in this set (29)
Water that runs into drains that may contain sewage and chemicals from homes and businesses
All land in a given landscape that drains into a particular stream, river, lake, or wetland
A term that describes a nonliving factor in an ecosystem.
A term that describes living factors in the environment.
An organism that obtains energy by feeding on other organisms
An organism that can make its own food (energy) by using energy from its surroundings
The cycling of nitrogen between organisms, soil, water, and the atmosphere
Movement of phosphorous from the environment to organisms and then back to the environment
Rapid algal growth in a body of water caused by an excess of nitrates and phosphates that leads to loss of oxygen in water and rapid species death
A consumer that eats both plants and animals
A consumer that eats only plants.
An organism that can make its own food
Organism that obtains energy from the foods it consumes; also called a consumer
Organism that breaks down and obtains energy from dead organic matter. Recycle nutrients within an ecosystem.
Transfer of energy from the sun through the different trophic levels of the biosphere.
Each step in a food chain or food web
A series of steps in which organisms transfer energy by eating and being eaten
A community of organisms where there are several interrelated food chains
A consumer that eats only animals.
Form of nitrogen found in fertilizer and urine
Form of nitrogen usable by plants converted from nitrite by bacteria
Form of nitrogen converted from ammonia by bacteria
What energy percentage is transferred between each step in the food chain?
How matter and energy is moved through an ecosystem
The Durham wastewater treatment plant has large vats in which oxygen is pumped in the wastewater to assist in the treatment process. This is an _________________ treatment.
Part A in the nitrogen cycle represented by this diagram.
Nitrogen fixing bacteria
Part B in the nitrogen cycle represented by this diagram.
Part D in the nitrogen cycle represented by this diagram.
The Nitrates (in part E of diagram) are able to supply nutrients to this to make it grow.
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