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Grade 8 8.11(B)

investigate how organisms and populations in an ecosystem depend on and may...

Organisms any contiguous living system, such as an animal, plant or bacterium.
Populations all the organisms of the same group or species, which live in a particular geographical area, and have the capability of interbreeding.
Ecosystem a community of organisms and their abiotic, or nonliving, environment.
Compete A symbiotic relationship between or among living things for resources, such as food, space, shelter, mate, ecological status, etc.
Biotic factors an environmental factor that is associated with or results from the activities of living organisms
Abiotic factors an environmental factor that is not associated with the activities of living organisms
Soil composition type and quantity of substances found in soils
Competition is a contest between two or more organisms, animals, individuals, groups, etc., for territory, a niche, for a location of resources, for resources and goods, or for mates.
Species the largest group of organisms where two individuals are capable of reproducing fertile offspring (hybrids), typically using sexual reproduction.
Resources a source of supply, support, or aid, especially one that can be readily drawn upon when needed.
Food web a diagram that shows the feeding relationships between organisms in an ecosystem
Environment the external surroundings in which a plant or animal lives, which tend to influence its development and behavior
Adapt to make suitable to requirements or conditions; adjust or modify fittingly
Created by: sstall