Carrying Capacity and Changes in Populations
Carrying Capacity-the number or quantity of people or things that can be conveyed or held by vehicle or container.
Every population has an increase or decrease due to a build up or lack of resources.Like if there was no food left the population would decrease.Also if there was an increase in water than the population would increase or decrease due to drought.
Limiting Factors and Predator/Prey Relationships
Limiting Factors-The factors that prevent a population from growing any larger.
Snakes vs Frogs are one of the main predator/prey relationships in the Tropical Rainforest.Yet this specific relationship is slowly decreasing due to limiting factors such as 1.temp,2.water,3.food etc.These limiting factors can change a population.
PRODUCERS:a person, company, or country that makes, grows,or supplies goods.
HERBIVORES: an animal that feeds off of plants.
OMNIVORES: an animal or person that eats food of both plant and animal origin.
ex.banded tree frog
CARNIVORES: an animal that feeds on flesh.
DECOMPOSER: an animal,especially a soil bacterium, fungus, or invertebrate, that decomposes organic material.
SCAVENGERS:an animal that feeds on carrion, dead plant material, or refuse.
Producers get their energy from the sun/heat, while the consumers get their energy from the producers/plants.The decomposers meanwhile get their energy from complex food, such as, like dead and living plants and animal tissue.
They are the base of our food chain,primary consumers such as herbivores(plant eaters)eat producers when secondary consumers(omnivores)eat the herbivores etc.
Food Chains vs Food Webs:a food chain only allows just one path as animals find.While a food web shows the many different paths plants and animals are connected.
Tropic Levels and Energy Pyramids
Shape Explanation:A depiction of the amount of energy in each tropic levels of an ecosystem.