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Characteristics of The Major Biomes (Ecosystems and Biomes)
Desert
Tundra
Temperate Forest
Tropical Dry Forest
variable temperature; low precipitation; cacti and other succ…
cold, dark winters; permafrost; mosses; lichens; sedges
cold to moderate winters; warm summers; year-round precipitat…
warm year-round; wet and dry seasons
Desert
variable temperature; low precipitation; cacti and other succ…
Tundra
cold, dark winters; permafrost; mosses; lichens; sedges
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Major Biomes of the World
Grassland
Coniferous Forest
Desert
Rainforest
A biome characterized by vast areas of grassy fields.
A biome characterized by the predominance of coniferous trees.
A biome characterized by little to no life because of lack of…
A biome characterized by thick vegetation due to an abundance…
Grassland
A biome characterized by vast areas of grassy fields.
Coniferous Forest
A biome characterized by the predominance of coniferous trees.
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World Ecosystems, Biomes and Continents
biome
ecosystem
desert
rainforest
biome
ecosystem
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MAJOR WORLD BIOMES
Rainforest
Tundra
Savannah
Boreal Forest (Taiga)
Rainforest
Tundra
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Biomes and Ecosystems of the World
Abiotic
Biotic
Biome
Deciduous trees
Features of an environment that are not alive, water, air, an…
The living parts of an envrionment
A large area characterized by its climate and the plants and…
Trees that lose their leaves in the winter months
Abiotic
Features of an environment that are not alive, water, air, an…
Biotic
The living parts of an envrionment
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Major Biomes of the World
Biome
Tundra
Tundra animals
Tropical Rainforest
Region of the world with similar climate, animals, and plants.
The coldest biome covers 1/5 of the earth and can reach -50 F.
Polar bears, seals, and arctic foxes
The biome is warm and wet all year with temperatures between…
Biome
Region of the world with similar climate, animals, and plants.
Tundra
The coldest biome covers 1/5 of the earth and can reach -50 F.
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Major Ecosystems of the World
Biome
Tundra
Boreal Forest (Taiga)
Temperate Rainforest
A large, relatively distinct terrestrial region with a simila…
A treeless biome in the far north that consists of boggy plai…
A region of coniferous forest (such as pine, spruce, and fir)…
A coniferous biome with cool weather, dense fog, and high pre…
Biome
A large, relatively distinct terrestrial region with a simila…
Tundra
A treeless biome in the far north that consists of boggy plai…
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Major Biomes Of The World
Tropical Rain Forest
Tropical Dry Forest
Tropical Savanna
Desert
large biodiversity, hot and wet year-round; constant rainfall…
heavy, seasonal rainfall (October/November); warm year-round;…
moderate, seasonal rainfall (May); warm , constant temperatur…
low precipitation, constant; seasonal temperatures, warm to h…
Tropical Rain Forest
large biodiversity, hot and wet year-round; constant rainfall…
Tropical Dry Forest
heavy, seasonal rainfall (October/November); warm year-round;…
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Major Biomes of the World
Biomes
What are earth's six major land biomes?
tundra
Animals in the tundra have adaptions t…
Regions of the wold with similar climate, plants, and animals
Tundra, Tropical Rainforst, Grasslands, Deserts, Taiga, Decid…
is a biome that covers about one with of the earth. It is the…
cold
Biomes
Regions of the wold with similar climate, plants, and animals
What are earth's six major land biomes?
Tundra, Tropical Rainforst, Grasslands, Deserts, Taiga, Decid…
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Earth's Biomes & Ecosystems
photosynthesis
chlorophyll
cellular respiration
ecosystem
Plants use energy from sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water to…
A green pigment found in plants that captures energy from sun…
The process of breaking down food to create ATP
A community of living organisms and their nonliving environment
photosynthesis
Plants use energy from sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water to…
chlorophyll
A green pigment found in plants that captures energy from sun…
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10 major world biomes
Tropical rain forest
Tropical dry rain forest
Tropical savanna
Desert
Hot and wet and has most species
Rainfall is seasonal not year round
Has less rainfall covers grass with trees
Extreme temp changes hot and cold
Tropical rain forest
Hot and wet and has most species
Tropical dry rain forest
Rainfall is seasonal not year round
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Earth's biomes and Ecosystems
tundra
Tiaga
Adaptations
Climate
Low average temperature and dry. Has permafrost (frozen soil)…
Low average temperatures but less dry than tundra. coniferous…
Animals and plants have features that allow them to survive i…
Long-term pattern of temperature and precipitation.
tundra
Low average temperature and dry. Has permafrost (frozen soil)…
Tiaga
Low average temperatures but less dry than tundra. coniferous…
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Major Biomes of the World
What are the 8 major biomes of the wor…
Which Biomes get a lot of rain?
What is biodiversity?
Which Biomes are biodiversity?
1. Rainforest... 2. Grassland (Savannah)... 3. Desert ... 4. Forest... 5.…
1. Rainforest... 2. Freshwater... 3. Marine
where there are MANY DIFFERENT plants and animals living in o…
1. Tropical Rainforest... 2. Marine
What are the 8 major biomes of the wor…
1. Rainforest... 2. Grassland (Savannah)... 3. Desert ... 4. Forest... 5.…
Which Biomes get a lot of rain?
1. Rainforest... 2. Freshwater... 3. Marine
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Australia's Major Biomes
Wetlands and rivers
Wetlands and rivers
Savanna
Savanna
Under threat because water is being diverted from rivers to p…
Important habitat for native and migratory birds and has been…
Generally flat, with few trees and shrubs
Provide vital habitat and protection from predators
Wetlands and rivers
Under threat because water is being diverted from rivers to p…
Wetlands and rivers
Important habitat for native and migratory birds and has been…
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Major Ecosystems of the World
Tundra (arctic tundra)
Boreal Forests (taiga)
Temperate rain forest
Temperate deciduous forest
Treeless biome with boggy plains covered by lichens and small…
Region of coniferous forest in the northern hemisphere; locat…
Occurs on the northwest coast of North America, southeastern…
Occurs in temperate areas with a moderate amount of precipita…
Tundra (arctic tundra)
Treeless biome with boggy plains covered by lichens and small…
Boreal Forests (taiga)
Region of coniferous forest in the northern hemisphere; locat…
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major ecosystems of the world
tundra
taiga
temperate rain forests
temperate deciduous forests
•northern latitudes ... •long severe winters and short summers…
•northern latitudes south of tundra... •long, cold winters ... •sho…
•mild winters and cool summers... •very high rainfall... •soils are…
•cold winters and hot summers... •high annual rainfall... •soils ar…
tundra
•northern latitudes ... •long severe winters and short summers…
taiga
•northern latitudes south of tundra... •long, cold winters ... •sho…
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Major Ecosystems of the World
Biome
Limnetic zone
Eutrophic
Hypolimnion
a large naturally occurring community of flora and fauna occu…
The limnetic zone is the well-lit, open surface waters in a l…
lake or river that is rich in nutrients
the lower layer of water in a lake
Biome
a large naturally occurring community of flora and fauna occu…
Limnetic zone
The limnetic zone is the well-lit, open surface waters in a l…
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Earth's Major Biomes
latitudinal bands
boreal (northern forest)
Tropical forest
grasslands
many temperature-controlled biomes occur in
crosses Canada, Europe and Siberia
near equator
near (or just beyond) the tropics
latitudinal bands
many temperature-controlled biomes occur in
boreal (northern forest)
crosses Canada, Europe and Siberia
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Earth's Biomes and Ecosystems
Biome
Tundra
Tiaga
Coniferous tree
A large region characterized by a specific type of climate an…
A region found at the far northern and far southern latitudes…
A region of evergreen coniferous forest below the Arctic and…
Cone-bearing trees that usually keep their leaves or needles…
Biome
A large region characterized by a specific type of climate an…
Tundra
A region found at the far northern and far southern latitudes…
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Earth's Major Biomes
biome
Tundra
Boreal forests
Temperate rainforest
a large, relatively distinct terrestrial region that encompas…
vast, treeless biome of the far north; consists of boggy plai…
(taiga) region of coniferous forest just south of the tundra,…
a coniferous biome of the northern Pacific coast with cool we…
biome
a large, relatively distinct terrestrial region that encompas…
Tundra
vast, treeless biome of the far north; consists of boggy plai…
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Earth's Major Biomes
Biome
Polar Desert
Tundra
Boreal Forest
A large naturally occurring community of flora and fauna occu…
Extremely cold climate. Essentially no vegetation. Mostly in…
Cold grassland, mostly in far north. Long cold winter, short…
Very cold climate; has an extremely wide annual temperature r…
Biome
A large naturally occurring community of flora and fauna occu…
Polar Desert
Extremely cold climate. Essentially no vegetation. Mostly in…
Major Ecosystems of the World
Tundra (arctic tundra)
Boreal Forests (taiga)
Temperate rain forest
Temperate deciduous forest
Treeless biome with boggy plains covered by lichens and small…
Region of coniferous forest in the northern hemisphere; locat…
Occurs on the northwest coast of North America, southeastern…
Occurs in temperate areas with a moderate amount of precipita…
Tundra (arctic tundra)
Treeless biome with boggy plains covered by lichens and small…
Boreal Forests (taiga)
Region of coniferous forest in the northern hemisphere; locat…
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Major Ecosystems of the World
Biome
Tundra
Tundra weather
Tundra animals
large distinct terrestrial region with similar climate, soil,…
cold boggy plains of the far north. A treeless biome consisti…
Harsh cold winters and extremely short summers. Little precip…
lemmings, voles, weasels, arctic foxes, snowshoe hairs, ptarm…
Biome
large distinct terrestrial region with similar climate, soil,…
Tundra
cold boggy plains of the far north. A treeless biome consisti…
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Earth's Biomes and Ecosystems
Photosynthesis
Chlorophyll
Cellular Respiration
How do cells get energy from food?
The process by which plants, algae and some bacteria use sunl…
A green pigment that captures light energy for photosynthesis
The process which cells use oxygen to produce energy from food
They use cellular respiration
Photosynthesis
The process by which plants, algae and some bacteria use sunl…
Chlorophyll
A green pigment that captures light energy for photosynthesis
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Ecosystem World Biomes Test
Biome
Climate
Coniferous Forest
Deciduous Forest
Large area populated by characteristic plant and animal life
Average temperature, precipitation and other factors in an area
Area characterized by evergreen trees and fairly cold winters
Area characterized by broadleaf trees and fairly mild summers
Biome
Large area populated by characteristic plant and animal life
Climate
Average temperature, precipitation and other factors in an area
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Earth's Biomes & Ecosystems
Biome
Climate
Adaptations
Matter
A region of Earth where the climate determines the type of or…
Long term pattern of temperature and precipitation in a region
Features that allow organisms survival
Anything with mass that takes up space (volume)
Biome
A region of Earth where the climate determines the type of or…
Climate
Long term pattern of temperature and precipitation in a region
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major ecosystems of the world
biome
location of each biome is primarily de…
tundra
boreal forests
a large, relatively distinct terrestrial region with a simila…
temperature (varies with both latitude and elevation) and pre…
treeless biome in the far north with harsh, cold winters and…
a region of coniferous forests in the northern hemisphere, ju…
biome
a large, relatively distinct terrestrial region with a simila…
location of each biome is primarily de…
temperature (varies with both latitude and elevation) and pre…
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Major Ecosystems of the World
biome
tundra
boreal forests
temperate rainforest
-a large, relatively distinct terrestrial region with a simil…
-treeless biome in the far north with harsh cold winters and…
-a region of coniferous forests in the northern hemisphere... -s…
-coniferous biome with cool weather, dense fog and high preci…
biome
-a large, relatively distinct terrestrial region with a simil…
tundra
-treeless biome in the far north with harsh cold winters and…
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Ch.6 Major Ecosystems of the World
Biome
Tundra
Taiga (Borreal Forrest)
Temperate Rain Forrest
A Large land area with distinct plant life, determined by pre…
-Very Cold... -Short Summer... -Very low Precipitation... -Lichen and…
cold winter, short summers, small precipitation, Conifers( pi…
mild winter, cool summer, high precipitation, Conifers( pine,…
Biome
A Large land area with distinct plant life, determined by pre…
Tundra
-Very Cold... -Short Summer... -Very low Precipitation... -Lichen and…
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Lecture 21 Biomes and other Major Ecosystems
terrestrial biome
rain shadows
monsoon
Tundra
a large, relatively distinct terrestrial region characterized…
-mountains force humid air to rise... -air cools with altitude,…
a seasonal reversal of wind pattern
the northernmost biome
terrestrial biome
a large, relatively distinct terrestrial region characterized…
rain shadows
-mountains force humid air to rise... -air cools with altitude,…
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Topic 14- Major Terrestrial Ecosystems: Biomes
Biomes
Major biomes
Major vegetation types in Biomes
Tropical Rainforest
major terrestrial ecosystems discernible on a global scale an…
tropical rain forest, tropical dry forest, savanna, desert, c…
forest (trees with crowns closed forming canopy)... woodland (tr…
Location: 10 degrees N/S equator (amazon basin, congo basin)…
Biomes
major terrestrial ecosystems discernible on a global scale an…
Major biomes
tropical rain forest, tropical dry forest, savanna, desert, c…
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Bio Topic 14 - Major Terrestrial Ecosystems (Biomes)
What is the biosphere?
About how many species does the biosph…
Biomes
Major Biomes
-most inclusive ecosystem on Earth... -4+ billion years old... -Hig…
~ 12.5 million species (~ 1.6 are named species)
major terrestrial ecosystems discernable on a global scale an…
-tropical rain forest... -tropical dry forest... -savanna... -desert... -…
What is the biosphere?
-most inclusive ecosystem on Earth... -4+ billion years old... -Hig…
About how many species does the biosph…
~ 12.5 million species (~ 1.6 are named species)
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Ch 6 Major Ecosystems of the World
Biome
Tundra
Deserts
Boreal forest
is quite large in area and encompasses many interacting ecosy…
occurs in the extreme northern latitudes wherever the snow me…
are dry areas found in both temperate (cold deserts) and subt…
a region of coniferous forest (such as pine, spruce, and fir)…
Biome
is quite large in area and encompasses many interacting ecosy…
Tundra
occurs in the extreme northern latitudes wherever the snow me…
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APES Ecology: Major Biomes of the World
Deserts
Temperate Grasslands
Savanna
Mediterranean Shrub-lands (Chaparral)
-less than 25 cm annual precipitation... -low soil and organic m…
-widely distributed over temperate parts of the world... -25-75c…
-found in tropical parts of Africa, South America, and Austra…
-near oceans, dominated by shrubby plants... -40-100 cm annual p…
Deserts
-less than 25 cm annual precipitation... -low soil and organic m…
Temperate Grasslands
-widely distributed over temperate parts of the world... -25-75c…
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Chapter 6: Major Ecosystems of the World
What are terrestrial biomes?
How many major biomes are there?
How are each biome determined?
What is the first level of the pyramid?
large, distinct terrestrial region with a similar climate soi…
nine
-temperature... -precipitation
Tundra
What are terrestrial biomes?
large, distinct terrestrial region with a similar climate soi…
How many major biomes are there?
nine
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science earth's biomes & ecosystems
an example of resource depletion
what are characteristics of an estuary?
what determines a biome?
water cycle
deforestation
-partially enclosed area of water ... -mix of salt & fresh water
climate
movement of water between the oceans, atmosphere, land, and l…
an example of resource depletion
deforestation
what are characteristics of an estuary?
-partially enclosed area of water ... -mix of salt & fresh water
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Chapter 6: Major Ecosystems of the World
biome
tundra
borreal forest
temperate rain forest
large, relatively distinct terrestrial region with similar cl…
treeless biome in the far north that consists of boggy plans…
a region of coniferous forest in the northern hemisphere; loc…
coniferous biome with cool weather, dense fog, and high preci…
biome
large, relatively distinct terrestrial region with similar cl…
tundra
treeless biome in the far north that consists of boggy plans…
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Chapter 6 Major Ecosystems of the World
Biome
Location of each biome is primarily de…
Biomes can also be defined by
Tundra
A large, relatively distinct terrestrial region with a simila…
Temperature (varies with both latitude and elevation)... Precipi…
Winds, rapid temperature changes, fires, floods, etc.
Treeless biome in the far north with harsh, cold winters and…
Biome
A large, relatively distinct terrestrial region with a simila…
Location of each biome is primarily de…
Temperature (varies with both latitude and elevation)... Precipi…
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Ch. 6 Major Ecosystems of the World
salinity
marine snow
zooxanthellae
plankton
the concentration of dissolved salts such as sodium chloride…
organic debris that drifts down into their habitat from the u…
algae that live inside coral animals and have a mutualistic r…
small or microscopic organisms that are relatively feeble swi…
salinity
the concentration of dissolved salts such as sodium chloride…
marine snow
organic debris that drifts down into their habitat from the u…
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APES Vocabulary: Major Ecosystems of the World
climate
biome
tundra
alpine tundra
the typical patterns of weather that occur in a place over a…
a large, relatively distinct terrestrial region characterized…
the treeless biome in the far north that consists of boggy pl…
a distinctive ecosystem located in the higher elevations of m…
climate
the typical patterns of weather that occur in a place over a…
biome
a large, relatively distinct terrestrial region characterized…
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Chapter 6: Major Ecosystems of the World
biome
tundra
borreal forest
temperate rain forest
large, relatively distinct terrestrial region with similar cl…
treeless biome in the far north that consists of boggy plans…
a region of coniferous forest in the northern hemisphere; loc…
coniferous biome with cool weather, dense fog, and high preci…
biome
large, relatively distinct terrestrial region with similar cl…
tundra
treeless biome in the far north that consists of boggy plans…
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Chapter 6 Major Ecosystems of the World
climates
biome
tundra
alpine tundra
the typical patterns of weather that occur in a place over a…
a large, relatively distinct terrestrial region with similar…
the treeless biome in the far north that consists of boggy pl…
a distinctive ecosystem located in the higher elevations of m…
climates
the typical patterns of weather that occur in a place over a…
biome
a large, relatively distinct terrestrial region with similar…
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Earth's Major Terrestrial Biomes
Earth's Major Terrestrial Biomes
Tropical Rain Forest
Tropical Seasonal Forest and Scrub
3. Tropical Savanna
1. Tropical Rain Forest (Equatorial)... 2. Tropical Seasonal For…
consistent day length, high insolation, consistent temperatur…
Transition between rain forest and grassland: ITCZ affects pr…
•Tropical savanna is large expanse of grassland interrupted b…
Earth's Major Terrestrial Biomes
1. Tropical Rain Forest (Equatorial)... 2. Tropical Seasonal For…
Tropical Rain Forest
consistent day length, high insolation, consistent temperatur…
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Chapter 6 Major Ecosystems of the World
Biome
Location of each biome is primarily de…
Biomes can also be defined by
Tundra
A large, relatively distinct terrestrial region with a simila…
Temperature (varies with both latitude and elevation)... Precip…
Winds, rapid temperature changes, fires, floods, etc.
Treeless biome in the far north with harsh, cold winters and…
Biome
A large, relatively distinct terrestrial region with a simila…
Location of each biome is primarily de…
Temperature (varies with both latitude and elevation)... Precip…
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Ch. 6: Major Ecosystems of the World
biome
tundra
boreal forests
temperate rainforest
large, relatively distinct terrestrial region w similar clima…
treeless biome in far north w harsh, cold winters & short sum…
region of coniferous forests in northern hemisphere ... -soils a…
coniferous biome with cool weather, dense fog and high precip…
biome
large, relatively distinct terrestrial region w similar clima…
tundra
treeless biome in far north w harsh, cold winters & short sum…
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Biomes and Ecosystems- Abram's Quizlet
Ecology
biomes
Ecosystems
Community
Scientific study of interactions among organisms and between…
a broad, regional type of ecosystem characterized by distinct…
All the organisms in a given area as well as the abiotic fact…
A group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same regio…
Ecology
Scientific study of interactions among organisms and between…
biomes
a broad, regional type of ecosystem characterized by distinct…
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Earth's Ecosystems and Biomes Vocab
Ecology
Organismal Ecology
Population Ecology
Community Ecology
the study of how organism interact with each other and their…
the branch of ecology concerned with the morphological, physi…
the study of populations in relation to their environment, in…
the study of how interactions between species affect communit…
Ecology
the study of how organism interact with each other and their…
Organismal Ecology
the branch of ecology concerned with the morphological, physi…
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Earth's Water Ecosystems, Earth's Land Biomes, Ecosystems in California
intertidal zone
benthos
chemosynthesis
estuary
the shallowest part of the ocean, lying between the high-tide…
organisms that live on or near the ocean floor
a chemical reaction that bacteria living near hydrothermal ve…
the part of a river where fresh water meets the sea and is af…
intertidal zone
the shallowest part of the ocean, lying between the high-tide…
benthos
organisms that live on or near the ocean floor
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Ben's Science Ecosystems and Biomes Vocab
producer
consumer
herbivore
carnivore
an organism that can make its own food
an organism that obtains energy by feeding on other organisms
consumer that eats only plants
consumer that eats only animals
producer
an organism that can make its own food
consumer
an organism that obtains energy by feeding on other organisms
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Unit 6 Earth's Biomes and Ecosystems
Photosynthesis
Chlorophyll
Cellular Respiration
Ecosystem
plants use energy from sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water to…
green pigment in chloroplasts; captures energy from sunlight
the process of breaking down food to produce ATP
is a community of living organisms and their nonliving enviro…
Photosynthesis
plants use energy from sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water to…
Chlorophyll
green pigment in chloroplasts; captures energy from sunlight
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