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vocab bio

all the vocab for chp 16

the number of species living within an ecosystem biodiversity
a somewhat regular progression of species replacement succession
consists of a community and all the physical aspects of its habitat , such as the soil water, and weather ecosystem
the living organisms in a habitat biotic factors
the first organisms to live in a new habitat are small, fast-growing plants pioneer species
succession that occurs where plants have not grown before primary succession
the many different species that live together in a habitat community
the study of the interactions of living organisms with one another and with their enviroment ecology
succession that occurs where previous growth has occured secondary succession
the physical aspects of a habitat abiotic factors
a place where a particular population lives is called habitat
the rate at which organic materialis produced by photosynthetic organisms primary productivity
organisms in an ecosystems that first capture light producers
organisms that obtain energy by consuming plants or other organisms consumers
a level in a diagram based on the organism's source of energy trophic level
the path of energy through the trophic levels of an ecosystem food chain
an animal that eats plants or other primary producers herbivore
an animal that eats other animal carnivore
an animal that is btoh a herbivore and a carnivore omnivore
an organism that obtains energy from organic wastes and dead bodies detritvore
bacteria and fungi that cause decay decomposer
a interconnected group of food chains food web
the dry weight of tissue and other organic matter foundin a specific ecosystem biomass