Flashcards in Animaly And Planty Stuff Deck (33):
What is a food chain?
The energy transfer as one thing eats another
What do the arrows on a food chain indicate?
What is a food web?
Lots of food chains overlapping.
What does an energy pyramid show?
The amount of energy received each time something is eaten and what kind of consumer it is.
Levels of organization are
Atoms, molecules, cell organelles, cells, tissue, organ, organ system, organism, species, population, community, ecosystem, biome, biosphere
Difference between decomposer and scavenger
Scavenger eats dead things decomposers decompose dead things.
The role or job an animal has.
5 characteristics of the rainforest
1. Very rainy
4. Thousands of species
3. Grows back slowly
3. Crop growth is bad for it
1. Freezing winters
2. Summer hot and humid
2. Long, cold, snowy winter
3. Short, warm, moist summers
1. Drilling can be a problem
2. Long, dark, freezing winters
3. Short cool winters
The amount of salt dissolved in water
Human impact on saltwater biomes
Human impact on freshwater biomes
Under water stuff made from outside skeletons of tiny, soft, boiled animals called coral
Coral reefs are abiotic
Aquatic ecosystem that have a thin layer of water covering the soil that is wet most of the time containing fresh, salt or both water.
Factors that effect biodiversity
Area, climate niche
Why is biodiversity valued?
1. Bigger gene pool
2. Raw materials
5 causes of extinction
3. Habitat destruction
3 ways to protect biodiversity
1. Poaching laws
3. Captive breeding
If one organism becomes extinct...
Other species would over populate or die out
Influences the survival of other species
Tropical rain forest
Difference between primary and secondary succession
Primary I'd when nothing is there, secondary is where was something but it's not there anymore.
When has the equilibrium been met
The process of a body of water becoming nutrient rich.