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Sci Ch3 L1
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All the living and nonliving things in an environment, including their interactions with each other.
The overlapping food chains in an ecosystem.
All the members of a species living in an area
A living thing that is hunted for food.
An organism that hunts and kills other organisms for food.
A diagram that shows the amount of energy available at each level of an ecosystem.
All the living organisms that inhabit an environment
All the nonliving parts of an ecosystem
What are examples of abiotic factors?
temperature, water, sunlight, rocks and soil, oxygen levels
What are examples of biotic factors?
plants, animals, fungi, bacteria
Organisms that break down the dead remains of other organisms
Organisms that use the sun's energy to make their own food
Organisms that eat producers and/or other consumers for food.
A consumer that eats only plants.
A consumer that eats only animals.
A consumer that eats both plants and animals
A carnivore that feeds on the bodies of dead organisms
Animals the feed on producers; aka herbivores
T or F: Emerging shortages of water for drinking and irrigation in many parts of the world is one of the three most serious environmental problems the world faces during this century
A flash flood is most likely to be triggered by heavy rains that develop in a precipitation efficient atmosphere, that is, an atmosphere that features:
If biomes are defined as similar ecosystems characterized by similar climatic conditions, then which of these options best describes the biosphere?
at what height above the ground would you expect to find the base of the clouds if surface temperature is 65F and the surface dewpoint is 56F
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