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Chapter 19


definition term
the living or once living parts of an environment biotic
the non-living parts that the living parts of an environment need to survive abiotic
is a geographic area on Earth that contains ecosystems with similar biotic and abiotic features biome
the amount of salt dissolved in water salinity
the ocean shore between the lowest low tide and the highest high tide intertidal zone
an underwater structure made from outside skeletons of tiny, soft bodied animals called coral coral reefs
the process of one ecological community gradually changing into another ecological succession
a stable community that no longer goes through major ecological changes climax community
the first species that colonize new or undisturbed land pioneer species
when a freshwater ecosystem changes over time in a natural, predictable process aquatic succession
the process of a body of water becoming nutrient rich eutrophication
Created by: rviloria