Ecosystem terms and def
|Organism ||Any living thing.|
|Individual ||One single organism|
|Population ||All of the individuals of one kind in a specified area at one one time.|
|Community ||All the interacting populations in a specified area.|
|Ecosystem ||A system of interacting organisms AND nonliving factors in a specified area.|
|Biotic ||Living organisms and products of organisms.|
|Aquatic ||Of the water.|
|Terrestrial ||Of the land.|
|Decomposer ||An organism that consumes dead organisms.|
|Tufa Tower ||A naturally occurring, gray, lumpy structure that forms under water in a salt lake because of a chemical reaction between calcium and salt in the water.
|Food Web ||All the feeding relationships in an ecosystem.
|Consumer ||An organism that eats other organisms.
|Producer ||An organism that is able to produce its own food through photosynthesis.
|Photosynthesis ||The process by which producers make energy-rich molecules (food) from water and carbon dioxide in the presence of light.