Water Quality 1-30-13

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Water Quality 1-30-13
2013-01-30 21:29:12

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  1. Ecology
    How organisms interact with one another and with their environment
  2. Environment
    Living and non-living components
  3. Abiotic 
    Non-living component or physical factors as soil, rainfall, sunlight, and temperatures
  4. Biotic
    Living components are other organisms
  5. Individual
    Individual organisms
  6. Population
    Organisms of same species in same area
  7. Community
    Several populations in the same area
  8. Ecosystem
    Community plus abiotic factors
  9. Biosphere
    All ecosystems on earth
  10. Lotic ecosystems
    Flowing water
  11. Lentic ecosystems
    Still water
  12. Watershed or draining basic
    An area of land where water from rain and melting snow or ice drains downhill into a body of water, such as a river, lake, reservoir, estuary, wetland, sea or ocean
  13. Homeostasis
    Delicate balance
  14. Neutral
    Two species do not interact
  15. Mutualism
    Both benefit
  16. Commensalism
    One benefits, other neutral
  17. Parasitism
    One benefits, one harmed but not killed
  18. Predation
    One benefits, other killed
  19. Nutrients 
  20. Energy flow
    One way
  21. Ecological pyramid
    A graph represents trophic level numbers within an ecosystem. The primary producer level is at the base of the pyramid with the consumer levels above
  22. Numbers pyramid
    Compares the number of individuals in each trophic level
  23. Biomass pyramid
    Compares the total dry weight of the organisms in each trophic level
  24. Energy pyramid
    Compares the total amount of energy available in each trophic level. This energy is usually measured in kilocalories