Apes ch. 3 vocab Flashcards Preview

12th grade > Apes ch. 3 vocab > Flashcards

Flashcards in Apes ch. 3 vocab Deck (15):
1

community

all the population of different species in an area

2

abiotic

nonliving

3

biotic

biological components

4

range of tolerance

to variation in the physical/ chemical environment

5

limiting factor

too much/little of any biotic factor can limit/prevent growth of population even when others is at the best level

6

chemosynthesis

convert inorganic compounds from their environment into more complex nutrient compounds w/o sunlight

7

detritivores

insects/sacavengers that feed on waste/dead bodies of other organism

8

biomass

dry weight of all organic matter contained in the level's organism

9

ecological efficiency

percentage of usable energy transferred as biomass from one level to the next

10

net primary productivity

rate at which producers use photosynthesis to store energy
minus
rate what which they use the energy through aerobic respiration

11

nitrogen fixation

bacteria convert gas nitrogen into ammonia NH3 which turns to ammonium NH4+

12

denitrification

ammonia to nitrite then to nitrate

13

ammonification

converting nitrogen to ammonia

14

guano

excrement of seabirds/bats

15

GIS

A GIS organizes, stores, and analyzes complex data collected over broad geographic areas.
Allows the simultaneous overlay of many layers of data.