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A group of interacting populations that occupy the same area at the same time.

Community

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Any abiotic or biotic factor that restricts the numbers, reproduction, or distribution of organisms

Limiting Factor

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The ability of any organism to survive when subjected to abiotic factor or biotic factors

Tolerance

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The condition of the atmosphere at a specific place and time

Weather

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The distance of any point on the surface if the earth north or south from the equator.

Latitude

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The average weather conditions in an area, including temperature and precipitation

Climate

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A treeless biome with a layer of permanently frozen soil below the surface called permafrost.

Tundra

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A biome that is characterized by fertile soils that are able to support a thick cover of grasses

Temperate Grasslands

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An area where the rate of evaporation exceeds the rate of precipitation; exists on every continent but Europe.

Desert

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The biome with the largest amount of rainfall

Tropical Rain Forest

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Material that is deposited by water, wind, or glaciers

Sediment

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The area closest to the shore

Littoral Zone

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Free floating photosynthetic autotrophs that live in freshwater and marine ecosystems

Plankton

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The deepest areas of a large lake

Profundal Zone

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The area shallow enough that sunlight is able to penetrate

Photic Zone

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An area where the sun is unable to penetrate

Aphotic Zone

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Deepest region of the ocean

Abyssal Zone

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What are the 11 major biomes?

Tundra, Boreal Forests, Temperate Forest, Temperate woodlands, Temperate Grasslands, Deserts, Tropical Savanna, Temperate Seasonal Forests, Tropical Rain Forests, Mountains, and Polar Region

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What is one of the coldest biomes?

Polar Region

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