Card Set Information
Ecosystems: A diverse setting with abiotic features, such as water air and soil, and biotic features such as animals.
Sustainable ecosystem: Long living ecosystem.
Biotic: A living creature (Plants and animals)
Abiotic: Non living items, such as rocks, water, and air.
Lithosphere: The land part of the earth, the outer crust.
Hydrosphere: The water parts of the earth, ocean, lakes, rivers.
Atmosphere: The gases surrounding the planet.
Biosphere: Parts of the lithosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere that is occupied by living creatures/organisms.
Nutrients: What food uses to survive and grow.
Eutrophication: When the environment becomes enriched with nutrients, causing the algae to grow and block fish from reciving oxygen and sunlight.
Photosynthesis: How plants make their food.
Trophic level: A level on the food chain.
Biomass: A renewable and sustainable source of energy.
Trophic efficiency: The efficiency of which energy is transferred from one trophic level to another.
Bioaccumulation: The accumulation of organisms.
Biomagnification: when the concentration of a substance in an organism exceeds the background concentration.