The amount of biomes.
A large area with similar biotic and abiotic factors.
A grassland that has a lot of rainfall during some seasons and very little rainfall in others.
Characterized by very low winter temperatures and short, cool summers.
A non-living thing.
Biomes that are found on land.
A grassland with warm summers and cold winters.
A region that has little or no plant life, long periods without rain, and extreme temperatures: usually found in hot climates.
A living thing.
Gets its name from conifers, the main type of tree that grows there.
Comes from a Latin word that means "to fall off."
Has warm temperatures and high rainfall that allows a lot of plants to grow.
The natural home or environment of an animal, plant, or other organisms.
The temperature and precipitation of a particular area.
large geographical region that contains similar ecosystems.
a group of members of the same species that live in a particular area.
made up of populations of different species that live and interact in an area.
all living parts of the ecosystem.
taking responsibility for managing & protecting the environment.
the part of the planet where life exist.
a group of similar organisms.
all living things & non- living things on earth & their interactions with one
the layer of gasses that surrounds the earth.
a group of individual parts that work as a whole to accomplish a task.
the study of how organisms interact with each other and the environment.
all the non living factors (physical things)
populations of living organisms continue to interact and reproduce or survives & works well overtime.
a place or environment where an organism lives.
a complex self regulating system which living things interact with non living things.
the earth's solid outer layer.
all the different types of organisms in an area.
all water on the earth.
the role that a given species plays in its environment.
to look at the whole picture everything is considered
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
It is a living thing.
It is a rich variety of life on Earth, there's variety in genes, variety among species, and a variety of ecosystems.
All of the living and non-living parts of a community.
The study of interactions that occur between organisms and their environment.
the natural home or environment of an animal, plant, or other organism.
All the members of a species in an ecosystem.
All of the population in an ecosystem.
Part of earth that contains all ecosystems.
the surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or plant lives or operates.
All living organisms inhabiting Earth
The role a species plays in a community
Life supporting portions of the Earth comprised of air, land and water
The scientific study of interactions between organisms and their environments
A group of organisms of one species
Several interacting populations that inhabit a common environment and interdependent
All nonliving parts of the environment (temperature, soil, light, moisture)
Lowest level of organization
Ecology is a science of ____.
Populations in a community including all abiotic factors in which they interact
The place an organism lives
Any abiotic or biotic factor that restricts the existence of organisms in a specific environment
A niche is determined by the ________ limitation of an organism
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 _______________
living or once living organism
When outbreaks kill most or all of a population
an individual form of life
All of the living and non living factors in the area
drought, flood, eruption, and Earthquakes bring about changes that reduce populatios
when an oragnism lives off of a host organism
Destroys animal habitats by doing things like cutting down forrests
non living elements in an ecosystem
this is caused when resources are scarce and organisms fight for survival
the populations of organisms of different species in a specific area at a given time