A home for animals
The air humans breath out and plants breath in
A animal that only eats meat
The air humans breath in and plants breath out
A animal that eats only plants
A animal that eats both plants and animals
a living thing that makes its own food
a living thing that gets energry from eating other living things
a living thing that gets energy from breaking down the waste lof other living things
a area of grass
a community of living organisims
a shallow recess
a group of organisims that live in the same place and share the same charestics
the amount of something in a place
the process of which plants maker food
a forest where it is very moist and has many animals and pants
a vast, flat, treeless Arctic region of Europe, Asia, and North America in which the subsoil is permanently frozen
a large naturally occurring community of flora and fauna occupying a major habitat, e.x. forest or tundra.
a sandy hot large piece of land with very little water
known as boreal forest or snow forest, is a biome characterized by coniferous forests consisting mostly of pines, spruces and larches.
falling of or shedding
a dense growth area of tree
the way other living things get energy from eatng other living things
when food chains are combined together
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.
Type of grassland habits where many Large animals live
Large animal weighing over 3 tonne that has a hairy horn on its nose
The tallest land animal
A mammal that lives in water and on land
A striped horse Like mammal
A type of monkey that lives in the trees that boarder savanna grasslands
A small animal lives in family groups sleeping underground dens
A member of the cat family that can outrun a car
A member of the cat family that is at the top of the food chain so it is not hunted its self
A continent where many Savannah grasslands are found
The animals response for most of the destruction of habitats
An animal that is hunted by other animals
Has cool temperatures, 5-16 ft. of rain. Consist of Pine, Redwood, and Sitka Spruce
Receives the most rain out of all the biomes.
Grassy plain in tropical and subtropical regions with few trees.
Hot summers, cold winters. 10 to 35 inches of rain.
Shrubland or heatland plant community found primarily in the U.S. state of California.
Constitute a large domain of prokaryotic micro-organism.
Any Eukaryotic organism that includes micro-organisms such as yeast & molds
action or process of adapting or being adapted
Constitute a domain & kingdom of single-celled micro-organisms
Place where an organism usually lives.
Large region characterized by a specific type of climate & certain types of plants & animal communities.
Process in which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed & diversified from earlier life forms.
Process of breaking down food to yield energy.
Sequence in which energy is transferred from 1 organism to the next.
Shows many feeding relationships that are possible in an ecosystem.
One of the steps in a food chain or food pyramid.
refers to the weather conditions, such as temperature, precipitation, humidity, and winds, in an area over a long period of time
the distance north or south of the equator and is measured in degrees
the height of an object above sea level
this layer consists if the tallest trees, which reach heights of 60 to 70m Emergent
considered the primary layer of the rain forest
a plant that uses another plant for support, but not for nourishment
Very little light reaches this layer
a forest that is characterized by trees that shed their leaves in the fall Temperate Deciduous
the northern coniferous forest that stretches in a broad band across the Northern Hemisphere just below the Arctic Circle
areas that have widely scattered vegetation and receive very little rain
biome that is in northern arctic regions
in arctic regions, the permanently frozen layer of soil or subsoil
Succession that begins in an area that previously did not support life. Primary
Plant uses sunlight to make sugar for food.
Bacteria that convert atmosphere nitrogen into ammonia.
An organism that makes it's own food.
Organism that belongs to the kingdom protistia.
Get their food by breaking down dead organisms.
Organisms that get their energy from other organisms.
Animal that doesn't have a backbone.
Animals that have a backbone.
A community of organisms and their abotic environment.
The tidal mouth of a large river, where the tide meets the stream.
The small and microscopic organisms drifting or floating in the sea or freshwater.
part of Earth in which life exists including land, water, and air or atmosphere; Near to the earth's surface
permanently frozen layer of soil beneath the surface of the ground, in the tundra
primarily microscopic organisms that occupy the upper water layers in both freshwater and marine ecosystems. The basis for most food chains in the open oceans
a small, particular part of a habitat in which particular organisms live; for example, beneath the bark of a tree within a forest habitat
The ability to keep in existence or maintain. A sustainable ecosystem is one that can be maintained. Maintain Equilibrium
the process in which natural habitat is rendered functionally unable to support the species present. In this process, the organisms, which previously used the site, are displaced or destroyed, reducing biodiversity. due to human activity or a catastrophic event
(ecology) the gradual and orderly process of change in an ecosystem brought about by the progressive replacement of one community by another until a stable climax is established
A biome in eastern North America, Asia, Australia, and Western Europe characterized by moist, temperate climates Context: A deciduous forest includes trees such as elm, maple, and oak that have leaves that change color in autumn and fall off every winter
A biome characterized by a hot, wet climate found near the equator Context: Some tropical forests are rain forests, where it rains much of the time; others have a wet and a dry season.
A biome in a temperate climate, including the American Midwest, the pampas in Central South America, and the steppes in central Eurasia Context: Antelope, bison, and wolves are among the animals that live in grasslands.