limiting factor definition: limiting factor is anything lacking in growth of population due to the lack of resources that thing needs to survive in the environment.
oak trees deer
mosses red fox
walnut trees honey badger
evergreen trees red tailed squirrels
Definition of carrying compacity: the number of people or living things in a region.
Predator / Prey:
The relationship between a chipmonk and a hawk is that the hawk will feed on the chipmonk as a sorce of prey, thus creating a decrease in the chipmonk population.
The producers are vital to the ecosystem because without them, where would animals get their energy?
Food chains and Food webs: A food chain shows who eats who and the energy that goes with it. A food web shows how the energy flows from animal to animal.
Food webs v.s. Food chains:
A foodweb is more realistic than a food chain because it shows the flow of energy as well as who is eating who.
If you were to remove one animal in the food web like the fox, then the rabbits, seed eating birds and mice would increase in population, while the foxes would die off.
water, radiant energy, oxyogen and glucose CO2, H2O, O2, C6h1206
photosynthesis: the process in which plants use sunlight to create their own food.
Decomposers are important in an environment because with out them things would take forever to break down on their own and plants wouldn't get the right nutrients to thrive.
decomposer is a organism that breaks down dead plants and animals to make soil.
types of decomposers can include:
adaptations: adapting to meet the needs around you, changing to survive and thrive.
Adaptations are needed in an environment because animals, plants and humans need to change to fit living situations such as: temperature changes, harsh weather, drought or heavy rainfall, and so forth. In forests with dramatic changes of seasons, deciduous trees evolved. By dropping their leaves when the weather turns cold, deciduous trees are able to withstand cold winters. A flying squirrel adapts by developing night vision, wings and camoflage.