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7th living things

science 7th

The study of the interactions of living organisms with one another and with their environment Ecology
describes the living factors in an environment biotic
describes the non-living part of the environment, including rocks, water, light, and temperature abiotic
a group of organisms of the same species that live in a specific geographical area population
one organism individual
all of the populations of species that live in the same habitat and interact with each other community
a community of organisms and their abiotic or non-living environment ecosystem
the part of the earth where life exists. biosphere
an organism that eats only plants herbivore
an organism that eats only animals carnivore
an organism that eats both plants and animals omnivore
the pathway of energy transfer through various stages as a result of the feeding patterns of a series of organisms food chain
a diagram that shows the feeding relationships between organisms in an ecosystem food web
a triangular diagram that shows an ecosystem's loss of energy, which results as energy passes through the ecosystem's food chain energy pyramid
the largest population that an environment can support at any given time carrying capacity
on organism that is killed and eaten by another organism prey
an organism that eats all or part of another organism predator
a relationship in which 2 different organisms live in close association with each other symbiosis
a relationship between 2 species in which both species benefit mutualism
a relationship between 2 organisms in which one organism benefits and the other is unharmed commensalism
a relationship between 2 species in which one species benefits and the other is harmed parasitism
the evolution of 2 species that is due to mutual influence, often in a way that makes the relationship more beneficial to both species co-evolution
organism that benefits from harming another organism parasite
organism that is harmed from a parasite host
Created by: jjscaputo