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Chapter 6

ecosystem all the living and nonliving things in an area and their interactions
habitat provides all the things an organism needs to live
biotic living
abiotic nonliving
population a group of one species living in a area
community different populations in a area
niche the role that an organism has in an ecosystem
Carrying Capacity the number of organisms that can live in an area
predator an animal that hunts and eats an another animal
prey any animal that is hunted by others for food
producers make their own food for energy
consumers organisms that cannot make their own food
decomposers organisms that get their energy by breaking down wastes and dead organisms
herbivores eat only plants
carnivores eat only meat
omnivores eat plants and meat
scavengers eat only dead animals
food chain a series of steps showing how energy moves from biotic factors to another
food web a diagram of many food chains
symbiosis a long-term relationship between two organisms
parasites they live inside or outside another organism taking nutrients from that organism
Created by: mary-griffith