Rainforest Ecology

ECOLOGY IS WHERE ITS AT!!

The Study Of Ecology is very interesting. Ecology is the scientific study of interactions among organisms and their environment, such as the interactions organisms have with each other and with their abiotic environment.

Parrots are found on all and subtropical continents including Australia and Oceania, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Central America, South America and Africa. Some Caribbean and Pacific islands are home to endemic species. By far the greatest number of parrot species come from Australia and South America.

Individual- a single animal in a species.

Population- all of the same species in the same area

They interact by if there are other species there and if there is food they like. They're environment will get polluted and they will have to leave.

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Commensalism is a relationship between two organisms in which one organism gets a benefit off of it and the other one is unaffected. Mutualism is the relationship between two organism and they both benefit. Parasitism is when one organism, the parasite, benefits and the other one gets harmed.

In commensalism fleas benefit on lions but the lion is unaffected.

In mutualism birds get ticks off lions and they both benefit.

In Parasitism lions get bit by ticks and it leaves a disease and they can die.

A community is all the species that are in the same habitat and interact with each other. An ecosystem is a community with living and nonliving organisms. Some animals depend on the nonliving things in the ecosystem because if they didn't have them they couldn't live. If plants (living) didn't have the sun and water (nonliving) they wouldn't survive.

Amoeba- protista    Green Plant- plantae    Fungi- mushrooms    Animal- dog

protista- unicellular, eukaryotic, heterotrophs

plantae- multicellular, chloroplasts, eukaryotic

Fungi- eukaryotic, nucleus, unicellular(yeast) but most fungi are multicellular

Animal- multicellular, heterotrophs, reproduce sexually

Food Chain-  the moose and elks get eaten by the wolfs. the insects get eaten by the birds.the birds get eaten by the owl.the owls get eaten by the lynx.the squirrels and the mouse and the fox and the weasel get eaten by the lynx.

The wolf is a consumer because it feeds on elk and moose. It is a hetertroph because it depends on there to be organisms for them.

Consumer - an animal that usually feeds on plants or other animals

Decomposer- an organism, usually a bacterium or fungus, that breaks down the cells of dead plants and animals into simpler substances.

Producer- make all the food and energy in an ecosystem.

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Dirt is abiotic because it cant reproduce and no cells live in it.

Sun and Sky are abiotic because they cannot reproduce and they cant breathe.

Rocks are abiotic because they are nonliving and they cant reproduce.

Air is abiotic and it plays an important role in the ecosystem because animals and plants need air to survive. Water also plays an important role in an ecosystem it gives animals a water source and other organisms that live in the water a place to live. Sun plays an important role to because it gives the plants energy and light for the animals.

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