Grade 10 Science-Ecology
Terms in this set (19)
Is the increase in the concentration of a toxin as it moves from one tropic level to another.
Is a process in which materials especially toxins are ingested by an organism at a rate greater then they are eliminated.
A group of organisms of the same species living in the same area at the same time.
Is composed of all of the populations that live and interact with each other in a particular area.
Is a community of organisms interacting with each other and non-living factors in their environment.
Is the process in the cells of plants, algae, and some bacteria that converts light energy from the sun into chemical energy.
Is the process in the cells of organisms that converts the energy stored in chemical compounds into usable energy.
Is any organism that gets the energy it needs by making its own food.
Is any organism that gets its energy it needs by eating producers or other consumers.
An organism that obtains energy by consuming dead plant and animal matter.
A model that shows the transfer of energy from one level of organism to the next within the food chain.
They are restrictions to exponential growth.
Is any factor in the environment that does not depend on the number of members in a population. These factors are abiotic factors.
Is any factor in the environment that depends on the number of members in a population. These factors are biotic factors.
The size of a population that can be supported indefinitely by the resources of a given ecosystem.
The variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat or ecosystem.