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Kaity's vocab. 2/6


an environmental factor that tends to limit population size. limiting factor
-the branch of biology dealing with the relations and interactions between organisms and their environment, including other organisms. Ecology
living biotic
non-living abiotic
all of the species living in one area Population
an assemblage of species living close enough together for potential interaction Community
a system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their environment Ecosystem
the ecosystem comprising the entire earth and the living organisms that inhabit it. Biosphere
an animal that feeds on grass and other plants Herbivore
an animal that eats flesh Carnivore
eating both animal and plant foods. Omnivore
an animal or other organism that feeds on dead organic matter. Scavenger
a series of organisms interrelated in their feeding habits, the smallest being fed upon by a larger one, which in turn feeds a still larger one. food chain
a series of organisms related by predator-prey and consumer-resource interactions; the entirety of interrelated food chains in an ecological community. food web
a depiction of the amount of energy in each trophic level of an ecosystem energy pyramid
the natural environment of an organism; place that is natural for the life and growth of an organism habitat
the position or function of an organism in a community of plants and animals. niche
the maximum number of individuals that an area of land can support, usually determined by their food requirements carrying capacity
an animal hunted or seized for food, especially by a carnivorous animal. prey
any carnivorous animal Predator
the living together of two dissimilar organisms, as in mutualism, commensalism, amensalism, or parasitism. Symbiosis
organisms in which both benefit from the association. Mutualism
a type of relationship between two species of a plant, animal, fungus Commensalism
a relation between organisms in which one lives as a parasite on another. Parasitism
Created by: kaitlyn.butler