Chapter 3 Basic Needs of Living Things
Chapter 3 Basic Needs of Living Things BIO130
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Chapter 3 Basic Needs of Living Things Elisa Walden BIO 130 Intro to Environmental Science Professor Susannah Sandrin Ecology Is the study of all processes in uencing the distribution and abundance of organisms and the interactions between living things and their environment Species are classi ed into closely related groups called genra singular genus and they in turn are grouped into families These are grouped into larger groups orders classes phyla singular phylum kingdoms and domains Biotic communities The grouping of populations we observe when studying a forest grassland or pond is referred to as the areas biota bio meaning living or bionic community The particular kind of biotic community found in a given area is in large part determined by abiotic nonliving chemical and physical factors Abiotic factors include the amount of water or moisture present climate salinity saltiness and soil type A biome is large areas of earth s surface that shares climate and has similar vegetation biome39s are much larger than landscapes Photosynthesis An energy demanding process 6 C02 12 H2O C6 H12 06 Carbon dioxide water light energy glucose Gas input Low potential energy 6 H2O Water 6 02 Oxygen Gas High potential energy Enzymes Proteins that promote the synthesis or breaking of chemical bonds Cell respiration An energyreleasing process Cs H12 Os 6 02 6 H20 energy Glucose oxygen carbon dioxide water High potential energy Low Potential Energy Oxygen is released in photosynthesis but consumed in cell respiration to break down glucose to carbon dioxide and water Book referenced for notes Environmental Science toward a sustainable future 12E by Richard T wright and Dorothy F Boorse Copyright 2014 by Pearson Education Inc