Chapter 10 – Marine Ecology Review Sheet

Chapter 10 – Marine Ecology Review Sheet
Abiotic vs. biotic factors – what they are and examples
Organization of organisms in the marine environment
Populations – factors that effect their growth
Interactions between organisms – symbiosis, predation – examples of each and
definitions of each
Food chain words - autotroph and heterotroph, producer and consumers, trophic levels
Food chains vs. food webs
10% rule
Detritus – importance in an ecosystem
Primary production – what is it? How can you estimate it?
Zones of the marine environment
Plankton, nekton, benthos