Ecosytems

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  • Ecosystems
    • Ecosystems can be any size
      • Local (a small scale ecosystem such as a pond, also known as a habbitat)
      • Regional (Lake's District moorland)
      • Global biomes (South Americas tropical rainforest
      • Earth (scientists argue that all of the planet's organisms are linked together
    • Food chanins and nutrient cycles
      • The biotic (living) community of an ecosystem consists of different plants and animals in different feeding groups.
        • Primary Producer(plants): Green plants that use photosynthestis andtake nutrients using their roots
          • Primary consumers (herbivores): plant-eating animals eg. cows and rabbits.
            • Secondary consumers (carnivores): animals that feed off herbivores eg. foxes or cats
              • Top carnivores: animals that will hunt and eat other carnivoresin the ecosystem, as well as the herbivores.
                • The biotic (living) community of an ecosystem consists of different plants and animals in different feeding groups.
                  • Primary Producer(plants): Green plants that use photosynthestis andtake nutrients using their roots
                    • Primary consumers (herbivores): plant-eating animals eg. cows and rabbits.
                      • Secondary consumers (carnivores): animals that feed off herbivores eg. foxes or cats
                        • Top carnivores: animals that will hunt and eat other carnivoresin the ecosystem, as well as the herbivores.
      • The importance of nutrient cycling
        • al animals and plants depend on nutrients for their health and vitality.
        • They occur naturally in the environment and are constantly recycled in every ecosystem.
      • How are parts of an ecosystem linked?
        • Animals found in woodland include: insects and birds, mammels eg. rabbits, squirrels and foxes.
        • Plants provide food and shelter for man animals. Trees, Wild Flowers, grasses, mosses, algae
        • Rocks help in the formation of soils and rock type is important. weathering releases rock stored into the rocks back into the ecosytem
        • micro-organisms - fungi and bacteria are decomposers - essential. they help break down dead plants and animals - release nutrients into the ecosystem
        • sunshine and rain are needed for photosynethesis - essential to an ecosystem.
          • soils store water and contain nutrients which plants use. Home to insects and decomposers.
    • How are parts of an ecosystem linked?
      • Animals found in woodland include: insects and birds, mammels eg. rabbits, squirrels and foxes.
      • Plants provide food and shelter for man animals. Trees, Wild Flowers, grasses, mosses, algae
      • Rocks help in the formation of soils and rock type is important. weathering releases rock stored into the rocks back into the ecosytem
      • micro-organisms - fungi and bacteria are decomposers - essential. they help break down dead plants and animals - release nutrients into the ecosystem
      • sunshine and rain are needed for photosynethesis - essential to an ecosystem.
        • soils store water and contain nutrients which plants use. Home to insects and decomposers.

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