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A biological community of organisms and their environment.
Example; lakes, deserts, oceans, tropical rain forest's
- An ecosystem that can stand drastic pressure
- (earthquakes, pollution, tornado's etc)
And can support lots of organisms
Example; our ecosystem supports humans as well as birds, insects, amphibians, and reptiles
All the living, or recently living attributes to an ecosystem
Example; plants, animals, fungi, micro-organisms
All the non living attributes to an ecosystem
Example; chemical nutrients, sun, soil, water, oxygen, food
The rigid part of the Earth's surface
Any source of water found on the earth's surface
Example; lakes, waterfalls, seas, ponds
All the gases above Earth's surface
Any place on the Earth's surface occupied for living organisms
Example; cities, towns, resorts, countries, forests
Elements that are essential to the growth of living organisms
Example; calcium, potassium, fiber, magnesium
When aquatic ecosystems have an excessive increase of nutrients, usually from land run off
Solar energy being turned into chemical energy is the process of photosynthesis
Organisms are categorized by the way they gain their energy by the trophic level
The total mass of a group of specific organisms in a specific area or group
The measure of biomass or energy as it moves up or down the tropic scale.
When a toxin or material ingested by one organism isn't eliminated as fast as it's ingested
The transfer materials and toxins from one organism to another as it moves up the trophic scale
The process of which the glucose from photosynthesis is broken down to use as energy, in the presence of oxygen
Like Cellular Respiration, fermentation is also a process in which energy is released but without the presence of oxygen
Gas in the atmosphere that changes the temperature of the Earth.
The insulating capacity of greenhouse gases
Any form of precipitation that is acidic because of the reaction from gases and water.