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Ecology The study of the interactions of living organisms with one another and with their enviroment
Biotic Describes living factors in the environment
Abiotic The nonliving part of the environment, including water, rocks, light, and temperature
Organism A living thing; anything that can carry out life processes independently
Population A group of organisms of the same species that live in a specific geographical area
Community all of the populations of species that live in the same habitat and interact with each other
Ecosystem A community of organisms and their abiotic, or nonliving, environment
Biosphere the part of the Earth where life exists
Producer An organism that can make its own food by using energy from its surroundings
Consumer An organisms that eats other organisms or organic matter
Decomposer Organism that gets energy by breaking down the remains of dead organisms or animal wastes and consuming or absorbing the nutrients
Herbivore Organism the eats only plants
Carnivore Organism the eats animals
Omnivore Organism that eats both plants and animals
Food chain sequence of who eats whom in a biological community to obtain nutrition
Food Web a system of interlocking and interdependent food chains
Energy Pyramid graphical model of energy flow in a community
Created by: kecurry509