Presentation on theme: "What is a community? All the different populations that live together in an area and interact in some way. Interact = depend on each other for food, shelter,"— Presentation transcript:
1 What is a community?All the different populations that live together in an area and interact in some way. Interact = depend on each other for food, shelter, or for other needs.List examples from the cactus garden.
2 Community + Abiotic Factors = Ecosystem What is an ecosystem?The community of organisms that live in a particular area, along with their nonliving (abiotic) surroundings.What type of ecosystem does the prairie dog have?What abiotic factor determines what organisms live in an area?Community + Abiotic Factors = Ecosystem
3 What determines what type of organisms that live in an area? Temperature and the climateThe climate is the typical weather pattern in an area over a period of time.Ecologists categorize these areas into groups called…
4 What is a biome?Groups of land ecosystems with similar temperatures and climates.Which one is an ecosytem?
5 At the bottom…In your notes, draw a diagram (circle within-a-circle) illustrating the five levels of ecology that we talked about today beginning with “organism” at the center.Include simple drawings (with labels) at each level.Use a prairie dog to begin your example.organism