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 _______________