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ecology-Connor A.

Stack #117188

biosphere part of Earth that supports life, including the top portion of Earth's crust, the atmosphere, and all the water on Earth's surface.
carrying capacity largest number of individuals of a particular species that an ecosystem can support over time.
commensalism a type of symbiotic relationship in which one organisn benefits and the other organism is not affected.
community all the populations of different species that live in an ecosystem.
consumer organism that cannot create energy-rich molecules but obtains its food by eating other organisms.
ecology study of the interactions that take place among organisms and their environment.
ecosystem all the living organisms that live in a area and the nonliving features of their environment.
habitat place where an organism lives and that provides the types of food, shelter, moisture, and temperature needed for survival.
limiting factor anything that can restrict the size of a population, including living and nonliving features of an ecosystem, such as predators or drought.
mutualism a type of symbiotic relationship in which both organisms benefit.
niche in an ecosystem, refers to the unique ways an organism survives, obtains food and shelter, and avoids danger.
parasitism a type of symbiotic relationship in which one organism benefits and the other organism is harmed.
population all the organisms that belong to the same species living in a community.
producer organism, such as a green plant or alga, that uses an outside source of energy like the Sun to create energy-rich food molecules.
symbiosis any close relationship between species, including mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism.
predator consumers that capture and eat other consumers.
prey the organism that is captured by the predator
competition when two species compete for the same resource at the same time.
chemosynthesis the production of energy-rich nutrient molecules from chemicals.
food web a model that shows all the possible feeding relationships among the organisms in a community.
energy pyramid a model that shows the amount of energy available at each feeding level in an ecosystem.
food chain a way of showing how matter and energy pass from one organism to another.
Created by: Connor Angelo