Transfer of Energy
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An organism that can make its own food. It is also known as an Autotroph.
An organism that gets its food by eating other organisms. It is also known as a Heterotroph.
A consumer that eats other consumers (meat).
A Carnivore that feeds on the bodies of dead organisms.
A consumer that eats only Producers, such as plants.
A consumer that eats both Producers (plants) and other Consumers (animals)
Is an organism that breaks down waste and dead organisms and returns nutrients to the environment.
A model that represents a single series of energy transfer within an ecosystem.
A series of Food Chains that are interconnected.
The study of where organisms live on Earth.
The involuntary movement of organisms from one place to another by either Wind, Water, other organisms.
The typical pattern of weather in a certain area over long periods of time.
Temperature, Precipitation, Latitude, Altitude (Elevation)
The four (4) factors that control climate.
Any physical or ecological thing that may prevent plants and animals from moving from place to place. (Ex: Lakes, Rivers, Oceans, Mountains, Climate)
A model that represents the amount of energy that is transferred from one trophic (feeding) level to the next. About 10% of energy is transferred per trophic level.
Any physical or behavioral characteristic that helps an organism survive in its environment.
The series of predictable changes that occur in a community of living things over time.
The series of changes that occur in an area where no soil or organisms exist.
The first organisms that appear in an area, which helps the creation of soil.
The living or once living things within a habitat.
The non-living things within a habitat.
An environment that provides all the necessary things for survival.
The community of living things along with the abiotic factors within a particular area.
Any Living thing.
A group of organisms with similar characteristics and the ability to produce fertile offspring.
All the members of one species in a particular area.
All the populations of different species within a particular area.
Organism - Species - Population - Community - Ecosystem
What is the correct order of the Levels of Organization (LOO) for ecology?
Temperature, Latitude, Altitude (Elevation), Precipitation
The 4 factors that control climate.
Water, Wind, Other organisms
Three (3) ways that dispersal can happen.
Climate, Physical Barriers, Competition
Three (3) things that can LIMIT dispersal.
Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation
The three processes in the Water Cycle
What is the percentage of Nitrogen in the Earth's atmosphere?
A group of ecosystems throughout the world that have similar climate and similar organisms.