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What are three human caused problems?
Ozone Depletion (CFC's)
Global Warming (deforestation)
Population Growing (Over Pop.)
Over ____ percent of Oxygen comes from blue/green algae in Oceans
60
What are the six levels of life from largest to smallest?
Biosphere
Ecosystem
Community
Population
Species
Organism
What is Interconnectedness?
All of the living things interacting with all of the other living things and some non-living things.
Why are models important in Biology?
It is possible to adopt large to small for easier examination
Habitat
The physical area in which an organism lives
Biotic Factors
living component of an ecosystem
Abiotic Factors
any nonliving component of an ecosystem
Tolerance Curve
a graph of an organism's tolerance to a range of an enviromental variable
Acclimation
The process of an organisms adjustment to an abiotic factor
Conformers
(cold-blooded) an organism theat does not regulate its internal enviroment
Regulators
(warm-blooded) an organism the uses energy to control its internal enviroment
Dormancy
a state of decreased metabolism
Migration
moving to another more favorable habitat
Resources
the energy and materials a species need