Ecology booklet

By Matthew stamper

Ecology pg.1

Ecology: the relationship between a group and their environment.

Abiotic/Biotic pg.1

Abiotic: absence of life.

Biotic: presents of life.



Description of how abiotic parts of environment effect ecosystem: It would harm other species because it might be a food source to them.

Five levals of organization pg.2

1. organism

2. community

3.ecosystem

4.biomes

5.biosphere

Ecosystem pg.2

Ecosystem: A system of relationships between organisms in a community.


How are population and community related?: a population of one species could effect another species which would effect the hole community.

producer and consumer pg.3

Producer: something that produces a product for a consumer.

Consumer: something that consumes a product.


what are the three types of consumers.


Herbivore: a consumer of plants.

Carnivore: a consumer of meat.

Omnivore: a consumer of both meat and plants.

pg.3 continued

Decomposer: a organism that decomposes something.


Example: a worm eats newspaper.




Organisms get their energy from producers.


Organisms eat to get energy.



What are the functions of?


Consumer: to consume a product.

Producer: to produce a product.

Decomposer: to decompose a product.


Niche: the function of a organism.