Flashcards in Ecology Pt. 1 Deck (16):
What is the difference between the movement of matter and the movement of energy
Matter- can be reused
Energy- cannot be reused
Where do organisms who are not producers get their energy?
They collect their energy from producers or other consumers
Why is a food web more realistic model of a real ecosystem than a food chain?
Because not one organism eats one specific thing.
What is the difference between a biotic and an abiotic factor in an ecosystem?
- Biotic is a living factor
- Abiotic is non living
3 examples of biotic factors in an ecosystem
3 examples of abiotic factors in an ecosystem
What are the importance of decomposes in an ecosystem?
If there weren't decomposes then matter wouldn't be recycled and there would be dead things everywhere.
The study of the relationship between a species and it's environment
An area surrounding earth, where things can live
The environment which can be determined by rainfall and temperature
The community of interacting organisms and their physical environment
The population of all species in a certain area
The number of species
A specific type of organism
A living thing that makes it's own food