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What is Ecology?. Ecology – study of interactions between organisms and their environment. Consists of biotic and abiotic factors Biotic- living Abiotic- nonliving; i.e. temperature, soil, air etc. . Levels of Organization . What is essential for the elk to have energy?.

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What is ecology




Energy flows matter cycles
Energy flows, matter cycles

  • Matter is cycled. No matter leaves the earth.

  • Light energy from the sun arrives at the earth. A small amount is used by living organisms. Most of that energy escapes from the earth and is lost as heat energy into space.

  • But how we get this energy can vary.



Define the 5 types of consumers with a partner
Define the 5 types of consumers with a partner

  • Herbivore –

  • Carnivore-

  • Omnivore-

  • Detritivore-

  • Decomposer-


Define the 5 types of consumers with a partner1
Define the 5 types of consumers with a partner

  • Herbivore – obtain energy by eating ONLY plants

  • Carnivore – obtain energy by eating ONLY animals

  • Omnivore- obtain energy by eating both plants and animals

  • Detritivore – obtain energy by feeding on plant and animal remains

  • Decomposer – break down organic matter.


Energy flows matter cycles1
Energy flows, matter cycles

  • Matter is cycled. No matter leaves the earth.

  • Light energy from the sun arrives at the earth. A small amount is used by living organisms. Most of that energy escapes from the earth and is lost as heat energy into space.

  • But how we get this energy can vary.


What is ecology

One way flow of energy. Energy is passed from the producer to 4 different groups of organisms.