Flashcards in science: chpt. 3 test Deck (19)
A group of interacting populations that occupy the same area at the same time.
Any abiotic or biotic factor that restricts the numbers, reproduction, or distribution of organisms
The ability of any organism to survive when subjected to abiotic factor or biotic factors
The condition of the atmosphere at a specific place and time
The distance of any point on the surface if the earth north or south from the equator.
The average weather conditions in an area, including temperature and precipitation
A treeless biome with a layer of permanently frozen soil below the surface called permafrost.
A biome that is characterized by fertile soils that are able to support a thick cover of grasses
An area where the rate of evaporation exceeds the rate of precipitation; exists on every continent but Europe.
The biome with the largest amount of rainfall
Tropical Rain Forest
Material that is deposited by water, wind, or glaciers
The area closest to the shore
Free floating photosynthetic autotrophs that live in freshwater and marine ecosystems
The deepest areas of a large lake
The area shallow enough that sunlight is able to penetrate
An area where the sun is unable to penetrate
Deepest region of the ocean
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