2 ClimateWeather – day to day condition of Earth’s atmosphere at a particular time and placeClimate a year to year conditions of temperature and precipitation in a particular region
3 Factors that effect climate Trapping of heat by the atmospherelatitudeTransport of heat and wind and ocean currentsAmount of precipitationShape of landmassElevation of landmass
4 GREENHOUSE EFFECTCarbon dioxide-methane-water vapor and other atmosphere gases trap heat energy and maintain Earth’s temperature range. The natural situation in which heat is retained by this layer of greenhouse gases is called the greenhouse effect.
8 Biotic Factors Living Factors that influence an ecosystem Plant life Animal life
9 Abiotic FactorsPhysical, non-living factors that influence an ecosystemExamples-temperature, precipitation, humidity, wind, nutrients, sunlight
10 The area where an organism lives is called its habitat. Biotic and Abiotic factors determine the survival and growth of an organism and the productivity of the ecosystem in which an organism lives.The area where an organism lives is called its habitat.A niche is the full range of physical and biological conditions in which an organism lives and the way in which the organism uses those conditions. It is an organisms’ occupation.
11 Ecological Succession a series of predictable changes in an environment
12 SuccessionPrimary Succession – succession that occurs on the surface where no soil existsPioneer Species first species to populate the areaExamples- lichen and moss