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spring break science

biotic community all the living organisms in a community
carnivore organism that eats only animals
circadian rhythms occuring in a 24hr rhythm
consumer organism that uses food made by other organisms
cyclic reoccuring in cycles
decomposer organism that breaks down dead organisms and returns this material to the soil
detrivore organism that consumes detritus
ecological pyramid a triangle-shaped illustration that is divided into layers to show energy relationships in an organism
ecology the study of relationships between organisms and their physical environment
ecosystem a limited area in which living and nonliving things interact
food chain a passing of materials and energy from one organism to another
food web a method of illustrating the interrelationships between food chains in an ecosystem
habitat place where an organism lives
herbivore an organism who eats only plants
niche role or function of an organism in its environment
omnivore organism that eats both plants and animals
physical environment all the nonliving factors in its environment
producer organism that makes it own food
seasonal rhythms that take place over a years time
important part of the biotic community; Gods steward to the environment YOU
an animal that eats another animal predator
an animal that is eaten by another animal prey
the relationship between two organisms that are using the same factor in the environment competition
the relationship in which one organism is benefited and the other organism is not helped or hurt commensalism
the type of organism that does not live with others of its species independant
the type of organism that does live with others of its species social
an organism that eats dead decaying bodies scavenger
a word that means used over and over again cyclic
a plant that grows on another plant but does not recieve nourishment from the plant it grows on epiphyte
a group of birds flock
the relationship in which both organisms are benefitted mutualism
a way to describe organisms that look like their surroundings camoflage
bright colors or markings on an organism that advertise an organisms presense warning coloration
a relationship in which an organism appears very similar to another organism mimicry
an organism that feeds off another living organism parasite
a living organism that supplies materials to another organism host
Created by: lucybelle