Flashcards in Ecosystems Deck (24)
the resources of nature are being renewed at least as quickly as they are used
how much of an impact a person has on the environment with their lifestyle choices
what materials that you use contribute to calculating your ecological footprint?
food, water, supplies to build shelters
what are the three r's?
Reduce, reuse, recycle
two living parts of an ecosystem interacting in an environment
what is an example of a biotic relationship?
a lynx and a hare
What are abiotic parts of an ecosystem?
air, water and soil
An abiotic relationship would be
How a rabbit's fur turns white in the winter to blend in with the snow
organisms in an ecosystem play different roles
What kind of niche do plants and algae full?
organisms make food energy for themselves
niche is to consume food made by producers
What are the three niches in an ecosystem
Producer, consumer, decomposer
animals that eat producers and fill the plant eating niche
animals that eat other consumers, filling the meat eating niche
consumers that kill and eat other animals called prey
animals that eat both producers and consumers
a model that shows how energy stored in food passes from organism to organisms
the movement of energy, starting from the sun and passing from one organism to the next
network of interconnected food chains
pyramid of numbers
shows the number of organisms involved in a food chain
the total mass of all organisms in an ecosystem
organisms that feed on dead or decaying plant or animal matter