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A long relationship between different kinds of organisms

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Behaviors learned from parents, not inherited from them

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A behavior that an organism inherits

(competition)

(symbiosis)

(learned behaviors)

(instinct)

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Imported, nonnative organisms

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The last individual in the population dies, and the organism is gone forever.

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Organisms having populations so small that they are likely to become extinct if steps to save them arent taken right away.
(endangered)

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Organisms likely to become endangered if they are not protected.

(exotic)

(extinct)

(threatened)

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A large-scale ecosystem where the climate, plants, and animals adapt to living there.

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A region in which yearly patterns of temperature, rainfall, and the amount of sunlight are similar throughout
(climate zone)

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The ecosystem where the tide and the churning waves provide a constant supply of oxygen and nutrients that living organisms need
(intertidal zone)

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An ecosystem that extends out to waters that are about 600 feet deep. Rivers that empty into the ocean provide most of the nutrients for this calm area.
(near-shore zone)

(biome)

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This ecosystem includes most of the ocean waters, and most organisms live near the surface
(open-ocean zone)

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A place where a freshwater river empties into an ocean.

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Name six land biomes.

(estuary)

(Tropical Rainforest, Deciduous Forests, Grasslands, Deserts, Taiga, Tundra)

Ecosystems menu

Ecosystems
What is an Ecosystem? What is a biome?

Tropical Rainforest
Where are tropical rainforests found? What is the tropical rainforest? What is the structure of the tropical rainforest? How did the tropical rainforest get like this? How has the vegetation adapted to the climate? What is the impact of humans on the rainforest? What is the future for the tropical rainforest? - Sustainable Development

Taiga
Where is Taiga found? What is Taiga? How did the Taiga get like this? What is the impact of humans on the Taiga? What is the future for the Taiga? - Sustainable Development

A buttress root supporting a large tree in the Amazon Rainforest


Image provided courtesy of Jungle Photos (www.junglephotos.com)

Savanna
Where is Savanna found? What is Savanna? How did the Savanna get like this? What is the impact of humans on the Savanna? What is the future for the Savanna? - Sustainable Development

Introduction
An ecosystem is a living community of plant and animals sharing an environment with non-living elements such as climate and soil. Ecosystems exist on a variety of scales. An example of a small scale ecosystem (micro) is a pond. A medium scale ecosystem (messo) could be a forest. The tropical rainforest is an example of a very large ecosystem (biome). Sunlight is the main source of energy. This allows plants to convert energy by photosynthesis. This provides food for some animals, birds and fish. These are called Herbivores. The other animals eat the animals that have eaten the plants. These are Carnivores. This process is called the FOOD CHAIN. The World has many different ecosystems. Each one has its own climate, soil, plants and animals. Very few ecosystems are natural today because of human activities. More ecosystems are under threat than ever before and need protecting.

Desert
Where is Desert found? What is Desert? How did the Desert get like this? What is the impact of humans on the Desert? What is the future for the Desert? - Sustainable Development

Tundra
Where is Tundra found? What is Tundra? How did the Tundra get like this? What is the impact of humans on the Tundra? What is the future for the Tundra? - Sustainable Development

http://www.geography.learnontheinternet.co.uk/topics/ecosystem.html