B10 Feeding Relationships in an Ecosystem

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How do producers in an ecosystem gain energy?
They make their own food.
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How do consumers in an ecosystem gain energy?
They eat other things.
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What is a Herbivore?
Organism that eats only producers.
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What is a Carnivore?
Organism that eats only consumers.
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What are Omnivores?
Organisms that eat both consumers and producers.
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What is Detritus?
Waste or debris of any kind.
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What is a Detritivore?
An animal that feeds on dead organic material. ex: plants
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What is a Saprotroph?
An organism that feeds on decaying organic matter.
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What is a Trophic Level?
The position of an organism in a food chain/web.
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What is a food web?
A series of interconnected food chains.
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What is an ecosystem?
A unit containing all of the organisms and their environment, interacting together, in a given area.
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What is Global Warming?
The increase in the average temperature of the Earth.
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Why is Global Warming a problem?
It increases the energy in the atmosphere, making it more turbulent.
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What is the Greenhouse Effect?
Infrared radiation(heat) from the sun warms the Earth. Some heat is trapped by greenhouse gases in our atmosphere.
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What are the Greenhouse Gases?
Carbon Dioxide, Methane, Water Vapor, Ozone, and Nitrogen Oxide
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What is Deforestation?
When forests are burned or cleared and large amounts of carbon dioxide are released.
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