Ecology Review Jeopardy Terms What is?

Ecology Review Jeopardy
100 Definition of ecology
200 Definition of habitat
300 Definition of community
400 Definition of population
500 Definition of biodiversity
600 Definition of carrying capacity
Trophic Levels / Population Growth
100 an example of a producer
200 bacteria & fungi are examples of these
300 example of a detritivore
400 max. # of indivs. a habitat can support
500 which pop. Grwth. Curve follows the other
in Mouse Minus
600 why pops. decline severely
Energy Flow
100 most abundant organisms in an ecosystem
200 organisms that must consume others for food
300 the amount of energy lost as heat when moving
from one trophic level to the next
400 why it takes so many mice to feed one owl
500 form in which E is lost btwn. Trophic levels
600 why it is more energy efficient to be a vegetarian
than a carnivore
100 permafrost, few trees, mosses, caribou, wolves
200 four seasons & leaf fall
300 less than 25 cm rainfall per year, sand & cacti
400 much grass, many grazers, wet & dry seasons
500 much grass, few trees, flat, 4 seasons
600 coniferous trees, cool climate
700 most biodiversity of all terrestrial biomes
Biogeochemical cycles
100 precipitation, run-off, percolation
200 chemical rxn. opposite of photosynthesis
300 free nitrogen put into soil .
400 plants release H20 from leaves
500 vegetables that fix nitrogen into the soil
600 organisms nitrogen cycle depends upon
Human Impact
100 cause of acid rain
200 causing resource depletion
300 main causes of global warming
400 causing water supply pollution
500 causing a hole in the ozone
What is?
the interaction of living things w/ea. other
& their envt.
the home of an organism
all members of all species in a given habitat
all members same species in same habitat
total # of different species in same habitat
max. # of indivs. a habitat can support
(any plant)
millipede, worm, crab
carrying capacity
Owl follows Mouse
loss of resources/ disease/ predation
90% E lost from one level to next
takes less E to grow plants than raise cattle
temperate forest
temperate grasslands / prairie
rain forest
water cycle
nitrogen fixation
factory & car emissions
species extinction, loss of top soil, ground
water pollution & depletion
burning of fossil fuels, cutting of rain forest
use of pesticides & chemical fertilizers
chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)