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Chapter 22/ Vocab

Section 1 & 4

an organism that makes its own food producer
an organism that obtains energy by feeding on other organisms consumer
eat only animals carnivore
eat both plants and animals omnivore
a carnivore that feeds on the bodies of dead organisms scavenger
break down wastes and dead organisms and return raw materials to the ecosystem decomposer
a series of events in which one organism eats another and obtains energy food chain
consists of the many overlapping food chains in an ecosystem food web
shows the amount of energy that moves from one feeding level to another in a food web energy pyramid
a group of land ecosystems with similar climates and organisms biome
a leafy roof formed by tall trees canopy
a layer of shorter plants that grow in the shade of a forest canopy understory
an area that recieves less than 25 centimeters of precipitation per year desert
an area populated by grasses and other nonwoody plants grassland
a grassland close to the equator that recieves as much as 120 centimeters of rain per year savanna
Trees that shed their leaves and grow new ones each year deciduous tree
Trees that have their seed in cones and leaves shaped like needles conferous tree
Extremely cold and dry biome tundra
Frozen soil permafrost
Where fresh water of a river meets the salt water of an ocean estuary
intertidal zone
neritic zone
Created by: EnglandEmily