Ecosystems

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Biotic
Living
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Abiotic
Non-living
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Ecosystem
A community of plants, animals and their abiotic environment
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Biome
Large scale collection of ecosystems
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Producers
Convert sun energy into organic matter (photosynthesis)
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Consumer
Animals that eat other living things
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Decomposers
Break down organic matter and return nutrients to soil
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Types of biomes
Arctic tundra, Savannah, tropical rainforest, deciduous woodland etc
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MVP
Minimum viable population
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Culling
Selective killing
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Trophic cascade
Indirect interactions that can change entire ecosystems
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Emergent layer
(40m) Tallest and strongest trees
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Canopy
(30m) Forest "roof"
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Understory
(15m) 1/2 of all Carbon in the forest is stored here
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Forest floor
(5m) Only 2% of sunlight makes it to the floor
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Adaptation
Process by which a species becomes better suited to it's environment
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Card 2

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Non-living

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Abiotic

Card 3

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A community of plants, animals and their abiotic environment

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Card 4

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Large scale collection of ecosystems

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Card 5

Front

Convert sun energy into organic matter (photosynthesis)

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