Ecosystems

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.

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Ecosystems

Explain the importance of decomposers in an ecosystem?

a decomposer is any prairie dog remains not eaten by the coyote or the turkey vulture are broken down by bacteria ( decomposer) and fungi that live the soil.

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Ecosystems

What role do predators play in maintaining the balance of an ecosystem?

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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.

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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 .

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What are the natural causes of degradation of ecosystem?

temperature and humidity

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Mushrooms

Is a mushroom biotic or abiotic?

abiotic
biotic!

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Daffodils
Producers (food chain)
Consumers (food chain)

Is daffodil a producer consumer or decomposer?

a daffodil is a producer

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Animal Behavior
Ecosystems
Producers (food chain)
Consumers (food chain)

Is a minnow a decomposer?

Yes it is B/c they dont eat worms

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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.

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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).

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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.

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What is a niche in the community?

A niche is the role an organism or population plays in its community.

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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.

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Mexico
Ecosystems

What animals are in the Mexican jungle?

Puma, jaguar, ocelot, caiman, peccary, parrots, tarantula, agouti, coati.

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Science
Ecosystems

What are 5 living parts of an ecosystem?

im pretty sure its: water,animals, earth, plants, and air.:)

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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.

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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?

Most of these answers are only being said so that the writers feel good about themselves. Listen closely.

I have depression too, and there are seriously times when I am 100% prepared to END it. What stops me? My brother. Focus on your loved ones. Think of how much they would suffer if you left.

Your skin isn't paper, don't cut it.

Your smile isn't a sneeze, don't cover it.

Your are not a book, don't judge yourself by your cover

And most importantly, your life isn't a film. Don't end it.

I hope this answer encouraged you to at least try to get some help. I hate therapists, so I am personally stuck, so whatever I can do to help you or anyone else is important to me. Stay strong.

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What is a good catch phrase for recycling plastic?

A good catch phrase for recycling paper is RECYCLE OR DIE

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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.

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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.

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Ecosystems
Science Experiments

What is an ecological barrier?

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

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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.

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Animal Behavior
Ecosystems
Producers (food chain)
Consumers (food chain)

Is a minnow a producer consumer or decomposer?

Producer

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What are five nonliving parts of an ecosystem?

water, soil, sun, rocks, and air are non-living parts of an ecosystem

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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.

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