Flashcards in Module #10: Ecology Deck (18)
The study of the interactions between living and non living things
A group of interbreeding organisms coexisting together
A group of populations living and interacting in the same area
An association of living organisms and their physical environment
A group of ecosystems classified by climate and plant life
An organism that eats producers
An organism that eats primary consumers
An organism that eats secondary consumers
A diagram that shows the biomass of organisms at each tropic level
A measure of the total dry mass of organisms within a particular region
Evaporation of water from the leaves of a plant
An ecosystem where all water runoff drains into a single body of water
The Greenhouse effect
The process by which certain gasses (principally water vapor, carbon dioxide, and methane) trap heat that would otherwise escape the earth and radiate into space
What are the ways that oxygen is taken from the air?
Ozone formation, rusting metals and minerals, fire, and respiration ( main )
What are some ways oxygen is added to the air?
Ozone destruction, water vapor destruction, photosynthesis (main)
What are some ways carbon dioxide is taken from the air?
Dissolving into ocean, photosynthesis (main)
What are some ways carbon dioxide is added to the air?
Fuel burning, decomposition, and respiration (main)