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Ecology Part 1 (Baumann)

Quiz by Cynthia Baumann

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  • Q1
    total mass of organisms in a given area or volume of an ecosystem; Organic, renewable matter that has stored sunlight that can be used as fuel .
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    energy pyramid
    biodiversity
    compost
    biomass
    30s
  • Q2
    group of organisms of the same species who live in the same area at the same time.
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    community
    population
    kingdom
    ecosystem
    30s
  • Q3
    group of different populations living and interacting with each other in an area. A pond community contains populations of frogs, turtles, water lilies, dragon flies and fish.
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    species
    community
    ecosystem
    population
    30s
  • Q4
    community and its abiotic environment.
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    ecosystem
    population
    wetland
    biome
    30s
  • Q5
    study of relationships between living organisms and between organisms and their environment.
    astronomy
    meteorology
    biology
    ecology
    30s
  • Q6
    diagram showing feeding relationships of some of a community, with arrows showing direction of the energy flow (many connected food chains)
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    energy pyramid
    food web
    omnivore
    food chain
    30s
  • Q7
    level of an organism or its position in the food chain or energy pyramid, based on what it eats and what eats it.
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    food web
    trophic level
    producer
    consumer
    30s
  • Q8
    one organism kills another for food. Predator eats prey.
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    photosynthesis
    primary producer
    predation
    herbivore
    30s
  • Q9
    organism that is able to make its own food through photosynthesis, "primary producer"; plant (opposite of heterotroph).
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    autotroph
    decomposer
    heterotroph
    consumer
    30s
  • Q10
    organism that can NOT make its own food- it obtains energy by feeding on autotrophs or other heterotrophs. Also called "consumer".
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    photosynthesis
    autotroph
    heterotroph
    producer
    30s
  • Q11
    organism that lives on decaying organic material from which it obtains energy and nutrients. Causes rot. Examples are fungi, bacteria, insect, worms
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    autotroph
    producer
    decomposer
    consumer
    30s
  • Q12
    organism designed to digest both plants and animals. Humans, pigs, bears are examples.
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    producer
    herbivore
    carnivore
    omnivore
    30s
  • Q13
    region in which all living things are found on Earth
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    biomass
    biosphere
    biome
    biodiversity
    30s
  • Q14
    largest ecosystems with plants and animals specifically adapted to its environment, based on temperature and precipitation
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    deciduous forest
    biodiversity
    biome
    biosphere
    30s
  • Q15
    non-living physical parts of the ecosystem such as salt, temperature, water, wind speed, sunlight, oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, etc.
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    abiotic factor
    ecosystem
    biotic factor
    biome
    30s

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