Environmental Science Chapter 5
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What is the process by which producers combine carbon dioxide and water in the presence of light to make sugar?
What is an organism that makes its own food?
What are organisms that eat other organisms to obtain energy?
What is another name for a producer?
What type of organisms that eat both meat and plants?
What type of organisms eat only meat?
What type of consumer breaks down dead organisms to obtain its food?
What is the process by which cells absorb oxygen and use it to release energy from food?
What is a sequence in which energy is transferred from one organism to the next?
What model depicts many feeding relationships that are possible in an ecosystem?
What percent of energy becomes part of the organisms body and is stored in molecules?
How many times more energy does the producer level have than the the tertiary consumer level of an ecological pyramid?
carbon dioxide and water
What products are released in addition to energy during cellular respiration?
What is an essential component of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates?
What make up the hard parts of shells and bones?
What are a crucial part of the nitrogen cycle?
What makes up 78% of the atmospheric gases?
What is the gradual process of change and replacement of some or all f the species in a community?
What is the type of succession that occurs on a surface where no ecosystem existed before?
What is the more common type of succession?
What are the first organisms to colonize any newly available area to begin the process of ecological succession?
What is the result when an excess nitrogen and phosphorous enters an aquatic ecosystem?
What is a final and stable community?