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ecology vocabulary

Predation symbiotic relationship in which one organism hunts and kills for its food
parasitism symbiotic relationship in which one organism is benifited and the other is harmed not killed
commensalism symbiotic relationship in which one organism benifits and the other is not affected
mutualism symbiotic relationship in which both organisms benifit
trophic level a step in a food chain or food web
abiotic factor nonliving factor that shapes an ecosystem(rainfall,soil conditions,and tempature)
biotic factor living factors that shape an ecosystem(such as relationships between organisms)
niche the role a organism plays in the ecosystem
habitat place where an organism is found or lives
autotroph organism that makes its own food
heterotroph organism that gets its nutrion by eating other organisms (plants and animals)
succession series of predictable changes in an ecosystem over time
Created by: josh sheck