• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Vocabulary for Biology exam

Extracts from this document...


Vocabulary for Biology exam Topic G: Ecology and Conservation - Ecosystems and Biomes Biomagnifications: A process by which chemical substances become more concentrated at each tropic level. Biosphere: The living part of the Earth. Biomes: Divisions of the biosphere and is defined by its vegetation and community structure. It occurs because of global weather patterns and topography. Example: Desert, Grassland, Scrubland, temperate deciduous forests, tropical rainforest and tundra. ...read more.


trapped in the organic matter (KJ per area per time) KJ/m2yr Net production = Gross production (GP) - respiration (R) Energy pyramid: Plants use energy from the sun and use photosynthesis to make glucose which stores the energy. Energy is passed from one organism to the next in the food chain and it lost at each level for maintance and through organic waste Niche concept: Where an organism lives, what and how it eats and its interactions with other species is its niche Spatial habitat: The area inhabited by any particular organism. ...read more.


Herbivore: Primary consumer feeding on a producer. Its well-being is dependent on producer growth. Predation: Consumer eating another consumer Parasitism: An organism which lives on or in a host and depends on the host for food for at least part of its life Mutualism: Two organisms living together where both organisms benefit from the relationship Fundamental Niche: Complete range of biological and physical conditions under which an organism can live based on its adaptations Realized niche: (narrower niche): The way of living this results from adaption and competition with other species. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our International Baccalaureate Biology section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related International Baccalaureate Biology essays

  1. IB biology Respiration IA

    However because each persons definition was kept consistent between each increment while accuracy is thrown off greatly, precision is still relatively maintained. Additionally procedural error came from step 4 of the procedure where the straw was instructed to be

  2. Lung Capacity Fitness Level

    On the Pasco GLX screen, it will show two sets of values, only record the second number which is located on the bottom half of the screen 9. When the number on the screen is stable and not changing anymore (the stableness of the number will only be short due

  1. A Local Ecosystem, Patterns in Nature,Life on Earth,The Australian Biota ...

    It is also referred to as cellular respiration. Glucose and oxygen are converted to carbon dioxide and water and water, with the release of energy. * Examine trends in population estimates for some plant and animal species within an ecosystem The number in a population may vary throughout the year because eof seasonal changes.

  2. Biology independent investigation, Ecology

    1.1.2-Control Used for Comparison - Distilled water as it is pure and will not have any fluorine present 1.1.3- Apparatus and Materials (Table 2) Materials- Materials- Quality sodium fluoride NaF for stock solution 5g stock solution (5mg in 500mls) (100ppm) 500ml vermiculite 250g distilled water 1L Apparatus Quantity Pipette (5mls)

  1. Constructing a pyramid of biomass reportt

    the data was not collected randomly (the quadrat was not thrown randomly, it was placed on a selected area) and only one set of data was collected (the quadrat was only placed and observed once). Materials * Balance * Quadrat * Empty envelope * 2 empty jars * Scissors * Forceps * Oven Method 1.

  2. Identification of Organic Compounds

    Dependent (Responding) Variable * The color change that occurs in each of the solutions after the Benedict's solution is added. Controlled Variables * Amount of reagent added * Temperature of the hot water bath * Time that test tubes was in the hot water bath Controlling of Variables * Independent (Manipulated)

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work