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Science Vocab 2/13

interdependence of life vocabulary

QuestionAnswer
Ecology The study of how organisms react with their environment
Community All the different populations that live together in an area
Ecosystem - The community of biotic and abiotic things in a particular area
Food Chain - The series of events when one organism eats another and obtains energy
Food Web - The pattern of overlapping food chains in an ecosystem
Energy Pyramid - A diagram that shows the amount of energy that moves from one feeding level to another in a food web
Niche - The role of an organism in its habitat
Carrying Capacity - The largest population that an area can support
Symbiosis - Interaction of two organisms from two different species that benefits at least one of the organisms
Mutualism - Interaction of two organisms from two different species that benefits both organisms
Commensalism - Interaction of two organisms from two different species that benefits one and the other is neither helped nor harmed
Parasitism - A relationship where one organism lives on or in a host and harms it
Limiting Factor - An environmental factor that prevents a population from increasing
Biosphere - The parts of the Earth that support life
Created by: andrea.patillo