Ecology Scrapbook


Ecology is the part of biology that studies how organisms interact with their environment.

The Dall Sheep's habitat is a cold area usually found in a Tundra or mountain range so it has a large warm coat of fur to keep it warm. 

Individual- is a distinct, a single thing or in this case a single animal.

Population- is a group of individuals or animals.

All animals have a niche in their community, in this case the anemone provides protection for the fish that live there and the fish let the anemone clean them for food. So it is a case of mutualism for the fish and anemone.

Community- is any group organisms living in a specific area.

Ecosystem- the interaction of a community of animals with their environment and the abiotic and biotic things in it.                                                                                                                                         

Animals depend on the abiotic and biotic factors in ecosystem because think, if we didn't have air(abiotic) we couldn't live. So without water(abiotic) and other fish(biotic) sharks could not survive.   


The trees are Great Sequoias indigenous to California. They belong to the Plantae kingdom.

The big fish there is a Bull Shark it belongs to the kingdom Animalia.

The mushroom there is the Death Cap it belongs to the Fungi kingdom.

The last one is Paramecium it belongs to the Protista kingdom.


Protista                                                                                                                                                 -can be heterotrophic or autotrophic.                                                                                             -most live in water (though some live in moist soil or even the human body).                    -All are eukaryotic (have a nucleus).

Animalia                                                                                                                                                                -Animals are multicellular.                                                                                                  -Animals cells do not have cell walls.                                                                                 -Animals are heterotrophic( they get their energy by eating energy-releasing food substances).

Plantae                                                                                                                                -Multicellular.                                                                                                                                            - Have cell walls.                                                                                                                              -Eukaryotic

Fungi                                                                                                                                     -Fungi are heterotrophic.
- Fungi have a cell wall.                                                                                                                  -Reproduce by both sexual and asexual means.

The snake is a consumer in this food chain is it also a heterotroph that means that they eat other energy releasing organisms, not make their own food like a autotroph would.

Producer-An organism capable of making food through the process of photosynthesis.

Consumer-An organism that obtains food by feeding on autotrophic organisms or other heterotrophic organisms.

Decomposer-An organism whose function is recycling of nutrients by the natural process of decomposing as it feeds on dead organisms.

This picture is a picture of the horizon off of a beach, it has three abiotic factors within it, the sun, water and lastly the air. The organisms in the water depend on some of these to live. Take kelp for example, it needs the oxygen in the water and the light from the sun to produce food through photosynthesis. All of the fish in the ocean need the oxygen in the water as well as the kelp does.

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