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Science Ch. 4 Ecosys

vocabulary from Ecosystems - chapter 4

all the living and nonliving things in an environment, including their interactions with each other ecosystem
the study of how living things and nonliving things interact ecology
a nonliving part of an ecosystem abiotic factor
a living part of an ecosystem biotic factor
all the members of one species in an area population
all the living things in an ecosystem community
the place where a plant or animal naturally lives and grows habitat
the role (job) of an organism in a community niche
the path of energy in the food from one organism to another food chain
the overlapping food chains in an ecosystem food web
an animal that eats plants, algae, and other producers herbivore
an animal that eats another animal carnivore
an animal that hunts other animals for food predator
a living thing that is hunted for food prey
a meat eating animal that feeds on the remains of dead animals scavenger
an animal that eats both plants and animals omnivore
the slow changing of a liquid into a gas evaporation
the changing of a gas into a liquid condensation
any form of water particles that falls from the atmosphere and reaches the ground precipitation
the continuous movement of water between Earth’s surface and the air, changing from liquid to gas back to liquid water cycle
the continuous exchange of carbon dioxide and oxygen among living things carbon cycle
the continuous trapping of nitrogen gas into compounds in the soil and its return to the air nitrogen cycle
Created by: wiker5