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    • An overview of important information and terms for Ecosystems. Miss Steele – Summer 2011
    • Living Things (biotic factors) + Nonliving things (abiotic factors) ECOSYSTEM The Equation for an Ecosystem **Remember that bio- means life and a- means without.
    • Living things in an ecosystem are called a… COMMUNITY
    • Population Population + Population COMMUNITY
    • All energy in a food web comes from the… SUN
    • What makes ecosystems different? Amount of water Amount of sunlight Type of soil 1 2 3
    • Name the three members in every community. Producers Consumers Decomposers
    • A Producer is………. The first trophic level in an Ecosystem. They convert energy from the sun and usually consist of plants. They convert energy for use by the Ecosystem.
    • A Consumer is………. The upper trophic levels in an Ecosystem. They consume energy from producers and by eating other consumers. There are four levels of consumers…
    • Types of Consumers………. Primary Consumers Consume producers. Secondary Consumers Consume primary consumers. Tertiary Consumers Consume secondary consumers. Quaternary Consumers Consume Tertiary Consumers.
    • A Decomposer is………. The outcast in an Ecosystem. They feed on dead biota and recycle it into a form that can be used for by plants for food.