non living factors that effect an organism
an organism that eats only meat
the number of people, other living organisms, or crops
a group of interdependent organisms of different species growing or living together in a specified habitat
an organism, especially a soil bacterium, fungus, or invertebrate, that decomposes organic material.
an animal that feeds on dead organic material
The ecological role and space that an organism fills in an ecosystem.
The progressive replacement of one dominant type of species or community by another in an ecosystem until a stable climax community is established.
the scientific analysis and study of interactions among organisms and their environment
to represent the flow of food energy and the feeding relationships between organisms
A graphical model showing the interconnecting food chains in an ecological community
an organism that eats only plants
Non-native species disrupting and replacing native species
A factor present in an environment that controls a process, particularly the growth, abundance or distribution of a population of organisms in an ecosystem.
an organism that eats plants and animals
the amount of organisms of the same species in an area
one is predator, one is prey
an organism that makes its own food
A position in a food chain or Ecological Pyramid occupied by a group of organisms with similar feeding mode.
a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment
the increasing concentration of toxic substances within each successive link in the food chain.
a species that has a disproportionately large effect on its environment relative to its abundance
An organism that generally obtains food by feeding on other organisms
Living organism that affect other organisms
Climate that is normally warm, and sunny.
The variety and variability of life on earth
The natural home of an organism
Harvesting a resource to the point of diminishing returns.
A fuel directly derived from from living matter
Energy made from within the earth's crust
The maximum population size of the species that the environment can sustain indefinitely
The impact of a human or community on the environment
Convert waste into reusable material.
Plants or animals that are nonnative to the ecosystem and will cause harm.
Organisms that make their own food
The variety of species in an ecosystem
Organic matter that derives from living or recently living organisms
The area on earth were organisms live
An organism that only gains energy from other animals
The maximum quantity of organisms in an area
All the organisms in a habitat working together
An organism that gains energy from deceased organisms
Form of biology
Representation of energy flow
A simple diagram that represents the consumption of organisms in an ecosystem
Complex combination of food chains
An organism that only gains energy from plants
Animal that gets it's energy from autotrophs
An object or organism the limits the growth of a population
Organism that eats meat and plants
amount of organisms in one species
An organism that hunts another organism
An organism that is hunted by a predator
Non living factors in an environment.
Things having been changed to help the creature survive or better change to its habitat/situation.
Opposite of descendant.
One of the five Kingdoms, not plants, fungi, prokaryotes or the eukaryotes.
Living organism which feeds mainly on living matter. Can be domesticated.
An invertebrate animal of the large phylum Arthropoda, such as an insect, spider, or crustacean. Arachnids are also classed under this.
The standard amount of something that is taken as 'normal' / usual.
The type of adaptation involving, relating to, or emphasizing behaviour.
Variety of plant and animal life in the world/particular habitat, a high level being considered important.
Relating to the living organism/factors in the environment.
Something that is the main ingredient in making plant cell walls.
Series of questions and instructions to help identify an unknown object/organism.
All the living organisms in a certain area.
Organisms that get their energy by eating other living organisms.
Organisms that feed on dead plant and animal materials that help them to decay.
An animal that feeds on dead organic material.
Opposite of nocturnal; sleeping during the day.
The role and position a species has in its environment, how it meets its needs for food and shelter, how it survives, and how it reproduces also the Abiotic and Biotic factors.
A graphical model that illustrates the flow of energy through different forms of life in an ecosystem.
The branch of biology which deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings.
Biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment in which they live.
Surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or plant lives/operates.
The type of substance Rennet is.
An educated guess/roughly calculated.
Organism with membranes around the organelles, also having a nucleus.
Over the years, having developed and grown/changes. eg. Monkey to man.
Type of variable. Something that can change and influence the result.
The number of Kingdoms.
The show of energy transfer through interacting organisms, the feeding relationship between all the biotic components.
Shows all the interlinked chains/connections of food.
The study of how organisms interact with each other
All living things and their physical environments within a particular area
Change over time
An organisms habitat resource use and fundamental role in a community
The variety of organisms in an area
Able to meet current demand for a resource without depending the future supply
Largest group of organisms In which 2 individuals can produce fertile offspring
The process by which new species are generated
The Disappearance of a species from Earth
The extinction of an organism or species in one area
Anything an organism needs to survive
Killing of an animal illegally
Any part of an ecosystem that is living or used to be living
Members of a species that live in the same area at the same time
Matter that makes up earth and it's atmosphere
All free ranging vertebrates in their naturally associated environments.
The condition where in the breeding, care and feeding of animals are more or less controlled by man.
Domestic Animals which have reverted to the wild state.
The art of making land produce valuable populations of wildlife.
The habitat of earth occupied by living organisms.
All the materials and processes in the surroundings of an organisms or population.
The study of relationships between organisms and the environment.
It is the kind of biotic community, or set of biotic communities in which an animal or population lives.
Te combination of biotic community and physical environment.
Biological changes that fit an animal for survival and reproduction within a particular environment or within a limited range of environments.
A term referring o forest.
Any materials provided by nature from which living things draw their substances.
A two-way movement, usually between seasonally used home ranges.
The cessation of existence of a species or group of taxa reducing biodiversity.
Pairing male and one female for at least one breeding season.
A group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals capable of exchanging genes or interbreeding.
A range of different species.
An animal that feeds on plants.
An animal that feeds on flesh
An animal that eats both food of both plants and animal origin.
A region of transition between two biological communities.
Resources are limited in that environment.
An area of cooperation.
An animal born in a specific habitat.
An ecological unit composed of a group of organisms.
the rich variety of life on earth.
all the living and non-living parts of a community.
the study of the interactions between organisms and their enviorment.
the place in which an organism lives.
all the members of a species in an ecosystem
all the population in an ecosystem
part of earth that contains all ecosystems.
everything that surrounds are animal, or plant, including living/non-living things
A group of similar organisms that can breed and produce fertile offspring
The average weather conditions in an area over a long period of time
A group of individuals that belong to the same species and live in the same area
Place where an organism lives
organism's role, or job, in its habitat
The removal of trees faster than forests can replace themselves.
Large geographic area with a similar climate and ecosystem
the living organisms in an ecosystem
Any nonliving component of an environment
the diversity of plant and animal life in a particular habitat (or in the world as a whole)
species whose population size is rapidly declining and will become extinct if the trend continues
Species that is likely to become endangered.
no longer present anywhere in the world; could be biotic or abiotic.
permanent elimination of a species from earth; irreversible loss
the loss of living space due to human activity or catastrophic events
plants and animals that have migrated to places where they are not native
An increase in population over a period of time
Release of harmful materials into the environment
the use or extraction of a resource until it is depleted
The process of making new products from materials that were used in another product.
using a resource over and over in the same form
to use less of something
a piece of land where waste materials are dumped
A low area of land that is built up from deposits of solid refuse in layers covered by soil.
A measure of how much an individual consumes, expressed in area of land
All the different populations that live together in an area
a community of organisms and their abiotic environment
Habitat Destruction, Invasive Species, Population, Pollution, Overharvesting
Average weather pattern of a region.
Interactions between the abiotic and biotic features of an area
In every community, each species has a particular place where it lives. This place is called its _____________.
Local conditions that change from day to day.
A group of organisms who can successfully reproduce among themselves
An inherited characteristic that helps an organism survive and reproduce in its environment
Large area with characteristic climate, soil, plants and animals.
A scientist who studies the abiotic-biotic interactions within an environment
A group of individuals of the same species, living together in one place at one time.
All of the different population that live together in one area.
In every community, each species has a particular place where it lives. This place is called its ______.
The biome that is cold, dry and treeless with less than 25 cm of precipitation per year is the _________
How many biomes occur in Canada?
The Boreal forest is the largest biome in Canada. The dominant organism is:
If an animal can not adapt to its environment and therefore can not exist. We say it has become _______________