A collection of the vocabulary that we will be using as we learn about the biodiversity of organisms.
Terms in this set (23)
The study of how living things and their environment interact.
A living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently.
All of the non-living things in an ecosystem.
Biological diversity. The variety of living things.
A community of living organisms (biotic) and the nonliving (abiotic) things with which they interact.
A species that occurs naturally in an ecosystem.
Species that do not come from the area or region they are found growing or living.
Organisms similar in structure, function, behavior, and can reproduce.
A group of organisms of the same kind living in the same area.
All living things in a certain area.
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The place or environment where an organism naturally or normally lives and grows.
A large area defined by its geography and climate.
The role or "job" and organism plays in the community.
The smallest unit of life that can perform all of life's processes.
An extremely cold, dry biome climate region characterized by short, cool summers and bitterly cold winters.
A vast, flat, treeless Arctic region of Europe, Asia, and North America in which the subsoil is permanently frozen.
A biome found in the dry temperate interiors of continents. This biome is characterized by rich soil, moderate rainfall, a hot, dry climate, thick grasses, and herds of grazing animals.
An extremely dry area with little water and few plants
a grassy plain in tropical and subtropical regions, with few trees.
deciduous rain forest
a region with rich soil, hot summers, cold winters, and some mammals that are year round
tropical rain forest
Biome near the equator with warm temperatures, wet weather, and lush plant growth
Biome in which the winters are cold but summers are mild enough to allow the ground to thaw
Forest populated by cone-bearing evergreen trees; mostly found in northern latitudes
Overall weather in an area over a long period of time
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