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biology week 3/4

ecology notes

biology vocaborigindefinitionprefixrootsuffixalternate words
ecology Ger Alllthe living and non living things in a particular area. Eco-/ oikos "house, dwelling place, habitation" NA -ology/ The study of Ecosystem, Zoology, Biology, Geology
abiotic factors M Fr. Non living environmental factors. a-/ On bio-/ life, course or way of living Fact/ event, occurrence ic-/ -or/ our Asexual, Acentic, Biodome, Biology
biotic factors Gr All living environmental things Bio-/ Life Fact/ event, occurrence NA Biotype, Biosphere, Biodome, Biorhythmic
biosphere Gr The ecosystem comprising the entire earth and the living organisms that inhabit it. Bio-/ Life sphere/ range of something NA Biotype, Biota, Bios, Bioscope
ecosystem Gr A collection of living and non living tings and the environment in which they live Eco-/ environment Syn-/ Together Histanai/to fix, weigh NA Ecological, Economics, Synchro, synopis
biodiversity Gr diversity among and within plant and animal species in an environment Bio-/ Life Di-/ 2, twice, double Versi/compare verse -ty/ten biology, biodiverse, biome, biotic
biome Greek a complex biotic community characterized by distinctive plant and animal species and maintained under the climatic conditions of the region Bi-/ Two NA -ome/ Mass biology, biotic, biography, biodiversity
autotroph German any organism capable of self-nourishment Auto-/self, one's own tropho;trophe /Nutrition; nutritive NA autotrophic, autobiography, autopsy, autotrophy
heterotroph German an organism requiring organic compounds for its principal source of food Hetero-/other, different trophp;trophe / Nutrition; nutritive NA heterotrophy, heterotrophic, heterotropous, heterotrophically
population Latin all the individuals of one species in a given area NA populus/full of people, populous -ation/ The result of an action or process populated, populatory, populate, popular
community (blank) (blank)an assemblage of interacting populations occupying a given area NA communis / Main Entry -ity/ form abstract nouns expressing state or condition communital, commune, commute, common
habitat Latin the natural environment of an organism NA habitare / to have NA habitable, inhabit, habitation, uninhabitable
niche France the position or function of an organism in a community of plants and animals NA nidus / a nest NA nest
symbiosis Greek the living together of two dissimilar organisms, as in mutualism, commensalism, amensalism, or parasitism syn- / together bio- / Life NA -sis/ action, process, state, condition symbiotic, symbol, symbiotical, symbiotically
commensalism middle latin A symbiotic relationship between two organisms of different species in which one derives some benefit while the other is unaffected. com-/ with together mensa/ table ism-/ act of commence, commencal, come, combust
mutualism (blank) a relationship between two species of organisms in which both benefit from the association NA mutual / having the same relation each toward the other -ism/ act of mutual, mutualist, mutualistic, muta
scavenger French an animal or other organism that feeds on dead organic matter NA sceawian / to look at, inspect NA scavenge, show, scavenges, scavenging
decomposer latin an organism, usually a bacterium or fungus, that breaks down the cells of dead plants and animals into simpler substances De-/ remove com-/ together poser / a question or problem that is puzzling or confusing NA decompose, decomposite, decomposition, decompound
trophic evel greek A group of organisms that occupy the same position in a food chain NA troph/ nutrient matter -ic/ Of, relating to, or characterized by trophy, heterotroph, autotroph, apostrophe
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