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Apologia Biology - Module 10: Ecology (2nd edition)

Vocabulary from Module 10, from Apologia Educational Ministries' High School Biology Course Exploring Creation With Biology, by Dr. Jay Wile and Marilyn F. Durnell (2nd edition).


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EcologyThe study of the interactions between living and nonliving things
PopulationA group of interbreeding organisms coexisting together
CommunityA group of populations living and interacting in the same area
EcosystemAn association of living organisms and their physical environment
BiomeA group of ecosystems classified by climate and plant life
Primary consumerAn organism that eats producers
Secondary consumerAn organism that eats primary consumers
Tertiary consumerAn organism that eats secondary consumers
Ecological pyramidA diagram that shows the biomass of organisms at each trophic level
BiomassA measure of the total dry mass of organisms within a particular region
TranspirationEvaporation of water from the leaves of a plant
WatershedAn ecosystem where all water runoff drains into a single body of water
Greenhouse effectThe process by which certain gases (principally water vapor, carbon dioxide, and methane) trap heat that would otherwise escape the earth and radiate into space

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