APES Unit 2 Abiotic and Biotic Parts of Ecosystems. La Ca ñ ada High School Living in the Environment by Miller, 11 th Edition. Matter and Energy Resources: Types and Concepts. 3-1: Matter: Forms, Structure, and Quality 3-2: Energy: Forms and Quality
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La Cañada High School
Living in the Environmentby Miller, 11th Edition
Various combinations of only eight elements make up the bulk of most minerals.
Carbohydrates (Glucose) Protein (Cytochrome P450)
Lipid(Triglyceride) Nucleic Acid (DNA)
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To allow economic growth to continue without depleting matter resources or producing excess pollution
Ecology, Ecosystems, and Food Webs
Consists of the earth’s liquid water, ice, and water vapor in the atmosphere
Climate– Long-term weather; main factor determining what type of life will be in a certain area.
Producers or autotrophs- makes their own food from compound obtained from environment.
Photosynthesis- ability of producer to convert sunlight, abiotic nutrients to sugars and other complex organic compounds
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Storage of biomass at various trophic levels of ecosystem
Number of organisms at each trophic level
Rate in which producers convert solar energy into chemical energy (biomass) in a given amount of time
Nutrient Cycles and Soils
Energy FlowNutrient Cycles (Closed System) Energy Flow (Open System)