Animal Life
Food Chains and Food Webs
Botany or Plant Biology
Environmental Issues
Ecology and Bionomics
Producers (food chain)
Consumers (food chain)
Earth Sciences
Zoology or Animal Biology
Endangered, Vulnerable, and Threatened Species


This category is a discussion of the environment in which animals, plants, and microorganisms live, how they interact with each other and what the impact of various living entities have on the environment can be found in this section.

Asked in Ecosystems, Farm Crops

Disadvantages of traditional farming?

Traditional farming does not use insecticides as today's farms do. This means that the plants are at more risk of suffering diseases; also traditional farming wasn't very efficient as no soil enrichment products were used and no modern technologies either. Usually traditional farming means more unreliability and less efficiency, which increases the cost. ...
Asked in Biology, Waste and Recycling, Ecosystems

An organism that decomposes decaying organisms leaf litter and other types of dead organic matter is called a?

Such organisms are called decomposers, which include micro fungi and bacteria . They decompose dead and decaying organic matter. An organism that decomposes decaying organisms leaf litter and other types of dead organic matter is called a saprobe, saprotroph ,saprophytic . ...
Asked in Ecosystems

What are the natural causes of degradation of ecosystem?

temperature and humidity
Asked in Biology, Ecosystems

Do plants remove oxygen from the air indoors?

Well, yes and no. Plants take in CO2 and release oxygen during the day, however during the night it does the opposite, it takes in oxygen and releases CO2. This is why it is good to have plants in your house during the day but not in the night. Make sure you take it out of your rook so that you can have a better nights sleep. ...
Asked in Ecosystems, Forests

What are the abiotic factors of a pelagic zone?

Water, Salt, Sunlight (near the top in the epipelagic zone), sulphur (near the bottom). ...
Asked in Ecosystems

Definition and types of Ecological succession?

The process in which the community of organisms changes over time as an unoccupied habitat progresses towards a stable community. ...
Asked in Ecosystems

What is a niche in the community?

A niche is the role an organism or population plays in its community.
Asked in Environmental Issues, Ecosystems, Rainforests

Environmental damage in the tropical dry forest?

The absolute worse and greatest threat to tropical dry forests is human poverty. Trees are being cut down. And so many more. ...
Asked in Mexico, Ecosystems

What animals are in the Mexican jungle?

Puma, jaguar, ocelot, caiman, peccary, parrots, tarantula, agouti, coati.
Asked in Science, Ecosystems

What are 5 living parts of an ecosystem?

im pretty sure its: water,animals, earth, plants, and air.:)
Asked in Environmental Issues, Ecosystems

How does weather effect an ecosystem?

Some ways weather affects ecosystems are: If lightning strikes, it could cause fires. Floods can cause erosion and kill animal life. Sunny, warm weather can cause lush plant growth. Drought can cause plants and animals to die. ...
Asked in Ecosystems

What is a good catch phrase for recycling plastic?

A good catch phrase for recycling paper is RECYCLE OR DIE L
Asked in Biology, Animal Life, Ecosystems

How does water adhesion affect living organisms?

Water molecules adhere to the xylem walls and are carried up by transpirational pull during ascent of sap, which is an essential process for plant life. ...
Asked in Depression and Bipolar Disorder, Philosophy and Philosophers, Ecosystems, Scientists

What do you do if you really hate your life and you cry everyday and want someone to talk to and seriously think about ending your life?

ANSWER 1 Why do you hate your life?I find when I'm depressed, making someone else's day helps me feel better; give someone a hug, smile, talk to them, ask them about their day...I try empathizing with whomever I'm talking to and that helps me see beauty in many things, including life.When you think about ending your life, just give yourself another chance. Give life another chance and know you won't feel that way forever. ANSWER2 Go to psychiatrist at the earliest before...
Asked in Biology, Ecosystems

What is the difference between living and non-living things?

All living things display the following characteristics: - Survivability - Genetic Composition - Mutation - Genetic Variation - Cellular composition - Metabolism - Reproduction - Development - Growth - Homeostasis Non-living things fail in at least one of theses "rules" of life. This means that something like a bacterium is alive, while a virus is not because it has no homeostasis mechanisms, cannot grow and it cannot reproduce without hijacking the replicatory equipment of a living organism. All living things do/require/etc MRS GREN: Movement Respiration Sensitivity Growth Reproduction Excretion Nutrition Non-Living things do not. ...
Asked in Ecosystems, Science Experiments

What is an ecological barrier?

biotic barriers to dispersal/establishment (ex. competition, pollination vectors) ...
Asked in Ecosystems

Why is a rotting log considered a biotic factor in the environment?

The log itself, if it is dead, is abiotic. But decomposers on it, such as fungi, are biotic. ...
Asked in Ecosystems

What are five nonliving parts of an ecosystem?

water, soil, sun, rocks, and air are non-living parts of an ecosystem
Asked in Ecosystems, Mice and Rats

Biotic factors in the habitat of a field mouse?

Biotic Factors of a Field Mouse? Trees, bugs, snakes, etc. Basically anything living that a field mouse would come in contact with in its natural habitat. ...
Asked in Ecosystems, Ecology and Bionomics

What does individual mean in ecology terms?

In "Ecology" terms, individual has pretty much the basic regular meaning we use. So Individual means, any single organism. Like the one on its own.Ecology is mostly related to study of group of organisms . If all individuals of a species in a given area are studied , it is called autecology . ...
Asked in Ecosystems, Herbivores

Why are herbivores important?

It is important to have herbivores to control florae. If nothing ate trees and plants to survive they would be everywhere. Without herbivores there would be no carnivores because the would have nothing to eat. ...
Asked in Ecosystems, Forests

What can you do in a deciduous forest?

you can bird watch, hike, rafting and fishing A: Enjoy the deciduation
Asked in Environmental Issues, Ecosystems, Genetics, Ecology and Bionomics

What is the antonym of ecology?

There is NO antonym for ecology! but a synonym for it is environment Actually, "Ecology" is from two Greek words meaning "house" and "the study of." In modern usage, ecology is broadly defined as "the study of the environment and life within it (ecosystems)," and more narrowly as "the study of relationships between various forms of life (between and within species and communities)." First answerer was correct in saying there is no antonym, just as there is none for mathematics, or medicine, ......