ESS - Grade 11- Test 1

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ESS - Grade 11- Test 1
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  1. ECOSYSTEM
    A COMMUNITY OF INDEPENDENT ORGANISMS AND THE ABIOTIC ENVIRONMENT AROUND THEM.
  2. SPECIES
    ORGANISMS THAT CAN INTERBREED WITH EACH OTHER TO PRODUCE FERTILE OFFSPRING
  3. POPULATION
    A GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS OF THE SAME SPECIES LIVING IN THE SAME AREA AT THE SAME TIME
  4. HABITAT
    IS THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH A SPECIES LIVES
  5. COMMUNITY
    A GROUP OF POPULATIONS LIVING IN A HABITAT
  6. NICHE
    THE ORGANISMS ROLE IN THE HABITAT
  7. BIOTIC
    THE LIVING FACTORS WITHIN A HABITAT
  8. ABIOTIC
    NON-LIVING FACTORS WITHIN A HABITAT
  9. BIOME
    A COLLECTION OF ECOSYSTEMS THAT SHARE A SIMILAR CLIMATE.
  10. BIOSPHERE
    THE PART OF THE EARTH INHABITED BY ORGANISMS
  11. BIOMASS
    THE LIVING MASS OF AN ORGANISM
  12. GROSS PRIMARY PRODUCTIVITY
    THE TOTAL GAIN IN ENERGY OR BIOMASS PER AREA PER TIME.
  13. NET PRIMARY PRODUCTIVITY
    TOTAL GAIN IN ENERGY OR BIOMASS PER UNIT AREA PER TIME AFTER ALLOWING FOR LOSSES TO RESPIRATION
  14. FOOD CHAIN
    A DIAGRAM TO SHOW HOW ENERGY MOVES FROM A PRODUCER TO A TOP CONSUMER
  15. FOOD WEB
    A DIAGRAM WHICH SHOWS HOW ENERGY IS TRANSFERRED BETWEEN INTERLINKING FOOD WEBS
  16. TROPHIC LEVEL
    THE POSITION THAT AN ORGANISM OCCUPIES IN A FOOD CHAIN.
  17. AUTOTROPH
    AN ORGANISM THAT MAKES THEIR OWN FOOD (PLANT/PRODUCER)
  18. BIOACCUMULATION
    THE INCREASE IN CONCENTRATION OF A CHEMICAL WITHIN AN ORGANISM OVER TIME BECAUSE THE CHEMICAL IS NOT BROKEN DOWN WITHIN THE ORGANISM
  19. BIOMAGNIFICATION
    THE INCREASE IN CONCENTRATION OF A CHEMICAL FROM TROPHIC LEVEL TO TROPHIC LEVEL
  20. PYRAMID OF BIOMASS
    A DIAGRAM TO SHOW THE DRY MASS (MASS OF EACH ORGANISM X NUMBER OF ORGANISMS) AT EACH TROPHIC LEVEL
  21. TURBIDITY
    THE CLOUDINESS OF A BODY OF FRESH WATER
  22. FLOW VELOCITY
    THE SPEED AT WHICH A BODY OF WATER IS MOVING
  23. ABUNDANCE
    THE AMOUNT OF ORGANISMS IN AN AREA. THEY CAN BE COUNTED OR YOU CAN USE % COVER.
  24. BELT TRANSECT
    PLACING QUADRATS AT SET INTERVALS ALONG A STRAIGHT LINE
  25. A BRANCHING KEY
    A METHOD OF IDENTIFYING ORGANISMS BY SELECTING ONE OF TWO OPTIONS AT EACH BRANCH.

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