Wildlife By Amber, Brittney, Carina, Mickell
Definitions • Herbivore - Mammal that feeds on plants. • Carnivore – Mammal that feeds on other mammals. • Omnivore - Mammal that feeds on both plants and other mammals. • Decomposer – Any of carious organisms that return constituents of organic substances to ecological cycles by feeding on and breaking down dead protoplasm. • Producer – An autotrophic organism viewed as a source of biomass that can be consumed by other organisms. • Consumer – An organisms requiring complex organic compounds for food which it obtains by preying on other organisms or by eating particles of organic matter. • Ecosystems – The complex of a community of organisms and its environment functioning as an ecological unit. • Communities – An interacting population of various kinds of individuals (as species) in a common location. • Population – A group of individual persons, objects, or items from which samples are taken for statistical measurement.
The Difference • The difference between an ecosystem, population, and community is this: • Population all live in the same area. It equals the total amount of organisms in an ecosystem. • A community is how organisms interact with one another in that ecosystem.
What Decimates and limits wildlife? • Decimating: To reduce drastically and especially in number. • Starvation • Disease/parasites • Accidents • Natural Factors • Hunting • Predation • Other • Extreme Cold • Fires • Heavy snow • Drought • Flood • Over Population • Land Quality • Climate Change
How they survive • All Living things must be well-adapted to their native environment in order to survive. • Anatomical: Structure of the body • Advantages include helping them survive by adapting physically to their environment and function in the correct ways. • Behavioral: The manner in which animals move and act. • Depending on how they act, they can either be killed or kill others, which is also apart of their adaptions. • Physiological: The functioning of the animal at levels from biochemical, to cellular, tissue, organ and whole organ levels. • Physiological is kind of the way that they anatomically change to survive, it is the way their bodies work.
Biodiversity: Biological diversity in an environment as indicated by numbers of different species of plants and animals • Biodiversity is important to humans and animals because certain amounts of the organisms and what they are is what helps us all survive. Mosquitos are alive to feed things such as dragonflies even though humanity hates Mosquitoes, they are needed to help the dragonflies that humans love, alive.