APES Unit 2 Review 3
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A biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment.
Important environmental benefits, such as clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and fertile soil in which to grow crops, that ecosystems provide
Consists of all life on Earth and all parts of the Earth in which life exists, including land, water, and the atmosphere.
ecosystem in which water either covers the soil or is present at or near the surface for at least part of the year
Each step in a food chain or food web
Applying ecological principles in an effort to return ecosystems that have been disturbed by human activity to a condition as similar as possible to their natural state.
Dead organic matter
Respiration that does not require oxygen
Respiration that requires oxygen
a predator residing at the top of a food chain upon which no other creatures prey
Forms an endosymbiotic relationship with corals and performs photosynthesis.
plants such as mosses, lichens, and orchids, that grow on other plants but do not take nutrients from them
a saltwater biome that contains non-woody emergent vegetation
A swamp that occurs along tropical and subtropical coasts, and contains salt-tolerant trees with roots submerged in water.
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