Flashcards in Everything To Do With Science Deck (12)
A group of living organisms in an environment
Define ecology and ecosystem
Ecology- the study of living organism and how they interact with each other.
Ecosystem- a specific area where organisms live in.
Biotic features of an environment
Plants and animals
Abiotic features of an environment
Sunlight, temperature, radiation, humidity, atmosphere
Autotroph and heterotroph
Autotroph- a producer that makes organic compounds from simple substances present in its surroundings.
Heterotroph- plants and algae, can use energy from sunlight
Herbivores carnivores and omnivore
Herbivores- eats plants
Carnivores- eats meat
Omnivores- eats meat and plants
Law of conservation
Energy is neither created or destroyed instead it is moved from one form to another.
Importance of cycling materials in an ecosystem
Materials like nitrogen can be limiting factors in the ecosystem function.
The main component of the earths systems, they include the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere. It includes all living organisms on earths
The natural process that warms the earths surface
The gradual increase in the average temperature of the earths atmosphere