Real-Life Ecology

Tan Yan and Jarred Siller, Period 4


A part of an ecosystem that is alive, or is related to or made by living organisms.


A part of an ecosystem that is wasn't, isn't, and won't be alive. Ever.


Something that obtains its own source of food, usually from the sun through photosynthesis.


An organism that cannot produce food on its own and has to get the energy that it needs through other organisms.

A Prius is both electric and uses gas, similar to a omnivore, which eats stuff and is a heterotroph.

Food Chain

A sequence of organisms in the same ecosystem that consume the organism immediately below it in the sequence.


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Primary Consumers

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Secondary Consumer

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Current Weather

The weather condition that is present at this very moment.

Carbon Cycle

The carbon cycle is the biogeochemical cycle by which carbon, mainly in the form of CO2, is exchanged among the biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere of the Earth.
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Small amounts of CO2 are put back into the atmosphere through geysers.

Taking out Carbon from the Atmosphere

Plants exchange CO2 for oxygen during photosynthesis, essentially sucking it up.

Water Cycle

The process by which the same amount of water is used and recycled around the earth for some 4.6 billion years.


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Nitrogen Cycle

The process by which nitrogen is converted between its various forms, most commonly nitrogen gas and ammonia.

Phosphorus Cycle

How phosphorus moves through the lithosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere.


A type of symbiotic relationship in which both organisms benefit from the relationship.


A type of symbiotic relationship in which only one organism benefits from the relationship while the other is neither benefitting or harmed.

We give ducks free crossing and safety, while they give us poop that we have to clean up.


A type of symbiotic relationship where one organism benefits while the other is harmed.

We don't NEED paper textbooks, we have to spend tax money to replace them, and the only one who gets anything out of it is Pearson.