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Vocab for Benchmark
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The part of Earth that supports life
Consists of all the organisms living in a area as well as the nonliving parts in the environment.
The study of interactions that occur among organisms and their environment.
Made up of all organisms of the same species living in the same area at the same time
All the populations of all species living in a ecosystem.
A Place where an organism lives
List the three part of the Earth included the Biosphere
The Earth's Crust,all of the water that covers the earth's surface, and the atmosphere that surrounds Earth.
Ecology is the study of interactions that occur among organisms and their environment.
Compare and Contrast the terms habitat and biosphere
A habitat is the exact place that holds the organism and the biosphere is the part that supports life.
Major difference between a community and a population and give one example of each
The major difference are a population only one type of species are included and a community has many different types of species.
Does the amount of rain that falls in an area determine which kinds of organisms can live their? Why or why not?
It does determine which organisms can live their because only some organisms can live in a habitat with that much rain
Is anything that restricts the number of individuals in a population.
Is the largest number of individuals of one species that an ecosystem can support over time
Organisms that produce their own food.
an organism that obtains energy and nutrients by feeding on other organisms or their remains.
Close interactions among species. Those include predation, parasitism, competition, mutualism, and commensalism.
symbiotic relationship in which both species benefit from the relationship
symbiotic relationship in which one species benefit and the other is not harmed
A relationship between two organisms of different species where one benefits and the other is harmed
is its role in it's environment.
What is made up of all the populations in a area?
Which of the following is a example of a herbivore?
any living or previously living component of an environment
nonliving, physical features of the environment, including air, water, sunlight, soil, temperature, and climate
the air that surrounds the Earth
the average weather conditions in an area over a long period of time
the process by which a liquid changes into a gas
The change of state from a gas to a liquid
the continuous cycle of the transfer of water through an ecosystem, which involves evaporation, transpiration, condensation, and precipitation
process in which bacteria convert nitrogen gas into nitrogen compounds plants can use to make proteins
the transfer of nitrogen from the atmosphere to the soil, to living organisms, and back to the atmosphere
the movement of carbon from the nonliving environment into living things and back
process by which some organisms use chemical energy to produce carbohydrates
a diagram that shows the feeding relationships between organisms in an ecosystem
a diagram that shows the amount of energy that moves from one feeding level to another in a food web
gradual change in organisms that occurs when the environment changes
the first species to populate the area
a relatively stable, long-lasting community reached in a successional series
a group of ecosystems with similar climates and organisms
Treeless arctic or alpine biome characterized by cold, harsh winters, a short growing season, and potential for frost any month of the year; vegetation includes low-growing perennial plants, mosses and lichens
biome with long cold winters and a few months of warm weather; dominated by coniferous evergreens
Temperate Rain Forest
a forest community (or biome), characterized by cool, humid weather and abundant rainfall, where tree branches are draped with mosses, tree trunks are covered with lichens, and the forest floor is covered with ferns.
Temperate Deciduous Forest
biome usually having 4 distinct seasons, annual precipitation between 75cm- 150cm, and climax communities of deciduous trees
Tropical Rain Forest
biome near the equator with warm temperatures, wet weather, and lush plant growth
Driest biome on earth.
Dominated by climax community of grasses
a land area that is covered with a shallow layer of water during some or all of the year
A structure of calcite skeletons built up by coral animals in warm, shallow ocean water.
portion of the shoreline that lies between the high and low tide lines
the area where a freshwater stream or river merges with the ocean
anything in the environment that is used by people
any natural resource (as wood or solar energy) that can be replenished naturally with the passage of time
a resource that cannot be reused or replaced easily (ex. gems, iron, copper, fossil fuels)
a material found in air, water, or soil that is harmful to humans or other organisms
Form of reuse
the variety of species living within an ecosystem
the study and implementation of methods to protect biodiversity
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