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Ecosystem Vocabulary

10-11 McCarty Ecosystem Vocabulary

A water ecosystem containing live plants and animals Aquarium
A land ecosystem containg soil, rocks, plants, and animals Terrarium
An area where something lives or spends part of its life Environment
Where populations of plans and animals live in the same area and depend on each other for survival (creat food chains) Community
A group of living things taht consists of two (2) or more of the same species, they live and reproduce in a specific area. Population
A place in the ecosystem where a specific organism lives - example - a squirrel's habitat is a tree, a pine tree's habitat is the forest Habitat
This is any living thing Organism
These type of factors where things that affect the organism in some way - type of factor that affects the organisms in an environment - example - sunlight, wind, rain, fire, sounds, other organisms, waste pollution, etc.... Environmental
These type of factors are non-living things that affect an organism in some way - example - temperature, rain, sounds, air, clouds Abiotic
These types of factors are living things affecting other living things in some way - example - one animal eating a plant or other animal, sounds animals make affecting other animals, wastes from other organisms, etc... Biotic
Where living things interact with each other and with the non-living factors such as weather, air, ground, and sunlight Ecosystem
A diagram showing an energy (food) pathway - example algae -> daphnia -> guppy Food Chain
An organism that eats meat - example - bobcat Carnivore
An organism that eats plants - example - Rabbit Herbivore
An organism that eats BOTH plants and animals - example - humans Omnivore
All animals are consumers because they have to eat to get energy - example - all animals Consumer
All green plants are producers because they make their own food - example - grass Producer
An organism in a community that causes decay or organic matter, releasing raw materials into the environment - example - bacteria and mushrooms Decomposer
The addition of animals or plants to a population from another area (think of "in") Immagration
The departure of organisms from a population (think of "exit") Emigration