Flashcards in 31- Ecosystems Deck (15)
What is another term for a biome?
What is the definition of a biome?
it describes an area separated by boundaries and has different characteristics like soil. An example of a biome is the Tropical Rainforest. (according to BBC bitesize - Biomes are large-scale ecosystems defined by abiotic factors (like rocks and geology, precipitation etc)
Give 3 examples of biomes
Any 3 of....
-tropical rain forest
What are the 3 main components of the biosphere?
What is the nutrient cycle?
a diagram that describes how nutrients are transferred around an ecosystem
In GCSE geography do you have to know how to draw the nutrient cycle?
yes so you better get practising
What does bio mean?
What are biotic components?
What are abiotic components?
Non living components but still essential to life
What are 3 examples of biotic components?
What are 3 examples of abiotic components?
What are the 4 UK main ecosystems?
What are 3 ways rain forests have adapted?
-Birds have wings that are adapted for fast manoeuvring and turning as well as good eyesight to spot prey
-Lemurs and monkeys have gripping hands, feet and long tails to jump from tree to tree
-Canopy layer has drip tip leaves to ensure water runs off quickly and doesn't cause moss to grow
-Plants produce fruit at different times throughout the year ensuring animals always have enough to eat
-buttress routes are situated above/level with the ground where nutrient concentration is highest.
What is an example of a sand spit?