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Top Carnivores

Carnivores that are situated at the top of a food chain or pyramid of numbers that feeds on other organisms though is not... Read More

Humans are Omnivores – Evidence

A number of popular myths about vegetarianism sprung with no scientific basis. One example of such a myth is that man is... Read More

Predation

In ecology, predation is a mechanism of population control. Thus, when the number of predators is scarce the number of... Read More

The Dinosaurs

Everyone has heard about the dinosaurs. No doubt one of the reasons why is because of their size, another being the fact... Read More

Freshwater Community Energy Relationships – Producers & Consumers

The previous tutorial on producers and consumers noted the reliance that organisms have on one another to obtain energy to... Read More

Secondary Carnivore

Carnivores that feed on other carnivores (primary, secondary and tertiary... Read More

Tertiary consumer

Definition noun, plural: tertiary consumers Any organism that consumes or feeds largely on primary and secondary... Read More

Heterotroph

Heterotroph Definition What is a heterotroph? Does a heterotroph make its own food? In biology and ecology, a heterotroph... Read More

Omnivore

Omnivore Definition Omnivores are animals that include both plant and animal matter in their normal diet. They differ from... Read More

Biome

Biome Definition What are biomes? There is no universal definition of biomes. But biome definition in biology of different... Read More

Trophic level

In ecology, a trophic level pertains to a position in a food chain or ecological pyramid occupied by a group of organisms... Read More

Biotic factor

Biotic Factor Definition Biotic factors (also known as biotic components) are the living component in an ecosystem. The... Read More

Freshwater Ecology

Freshwater ecology focuses on the relations of aquatic organisms to their freshwater habitats. There are two forms of... Read More

Carnivore

Definition noun, plural: carnivores An animal or plant (particularly insect- and invertebrate-eating plants) that requires a... Read More

Realized niche

What is a niche? A niche can be defined as the means by which a species or an individual interacts with its environment. In... Read More

Sphenodon guntheri

Definition The tuatara species of the genus Sphenodon that inhabits one small island of New Zealand, i.e. Brothers... Read More

Light-independent reaction

The process of photosynthesis is a biological procedure in which plants produce oxygen and energy (sugar) by using light... Read More

Freshwater Producers and Consumers

There are four main constituents of the living environment that form the freshwater ecosystem, they are as follows. ... Read More

Secondary consumer

Definition noun, plural: secondary consumers Any organism that consumes or feeds largely on primary consumers, as well as... Read More

Chemoheterotroph

Definition noun, plural: chemoheterotrophs An organism deriving energy by ingesting intermediates or building blocks that it... Read More

Aves

Aves Definition What are birds classified as? Birds constitute the class Aves of the kingdom Animalia. How to define Aves?... Read More

Classification system

Classification Systems Definition In life, many things are classified, that is, to put into categories or groups based on... Read More

Food web

Definition noun (ecology) A graphical model showing the interconnecting food chains in an ecological... Read More

Ecosystem

Ecosystem Definition An ecosystem is a system consisting of biotic and abiotic components that function together as a unit.... Read More

Animal

Animal Definition An animal (plural: animals) refers to any of the eukaryotic multicellular organisms of the biological... Read More

Biosphere

What is biosphere? The biosphere is that part of the Earth where living things thrive and live. It is the portion of the... Read More

Taxonomy

Taxonomy Definition The term "taxonomy" was developed from two Greek words, "taxis," meaning arrangement, and "nomia,"... Read More

Caecum

Definition noun, plural: caeca (anatomy) A blind pouch-like commencement of the colon in the right lower quadrant of the... Read More

Angiosperm

Angiosperms Definition What is an angiosperm? An angiosperm is a plant that produces flowers. The angiosperms, also... Read More

Feces

Definition noun The excrement discharged from the intestines Supplement Feces are excrements that contain digested waste... Read More

Baculum

Definition noun, plural: baculums or bacula A bone located in the glans penis or glans clitoridis of certain mammals,... Read More

Scavenger

Scavenger An animal (such as a vulture or coyote) that eats carcasses abandoned by predators, digs through trash cans for... Read More

Freshwater Communities & Plankton

Plankton are microscopic organisms that live suspended in the water environment and form a very important part of the... Read More