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The living parts of an ecosystem
The non-living parts of an ecosystem
The hard part of Earth's surface.
All the water found on Earth.
Including; Lakes, oceans, and ground water.
Layer of gases above Earth's surface
The regions of Earth where living organisms exist
A chemical that is essential to living thinkgs and is cycled through ecosytems
A process in which nutrient levels in aquatic ecosystems increase, leading to an increase in the populations of primary producers
A process that changes solar energy into chemical energy
A category of organisms that is defined by how the organisms gain their energy
The total mass of living organisms in a defined group or area
The measure of the amount of energy or biomass transferred from one trophic level to the next higher trophic level
A process in which an organism ingests material, especially toxins, faster than it eliminates them
A process in which the concentration of ingested toxins increases as it moves from one trophic level to the next
A process that releases energy from organic molecules, especially carbohydrates, in the presence of oxygen
A process that releases energy from organic molecules, especially carbohydrates, in the absence of oxygen
An atmospheric gas that prevents heat from leaving the atomsphere, thus increasing the temperature of the atmosphere
The warming of the Earth as a result of greenhouse gases, which trap some of the energy that would otherwise leave Earth
Rain, snow, or fog that is unnaturally acidic [pH less than 5.6] due to gases in the atmosphere that react with water to form acid