A variety of ecosystems are spread across the world, each with distinctive interacting characteristics and components. They range from small (eg a freshwater pond) to global (eg the desert biome).
What are the living components of an ecosystem?
Flora, fauna and bacteria
Climate, soil and water
Solid, liquid and gas
What are the non-living components of an ecosystem?
What is a producer?
The producer eats other plants
The producer provides the basic source of food
The producer eats other animals
What is a food web?
It includes all of the connections between producers in an ecosystem
It includes all of the connections between consumers in an ecosystem
It includes all of the connections between producers and consumers in an ecosystem
What factor determines the distribution of large-scale ecosystems?
What weather conditions are associated with low-pressure areas?
Cloud and precipitation
What weather conditions are associated with high-pressure areas?
Dry and warm
What large-scale ecosystem would you expect to find at the Equator?
What large-scale ecosystem would you expect to find 30°N and 30°S of the Equator?
What is a biome?
A large-scale ecosystem