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chapter 6

ecosystem all the living and non-living things in an area and their interactions
habitat a place that provides all things an organism needs to live
biotic all the living organisms in an ecosystem
abiotic all the non-living organisms in an ecosystem
population a group of organisms of one species that live in an area at the same time
community different populations in an area make it up
niche the role that an organism has in an ecosystem
carrying capacity the number of organisms that can live in a habitat
preditor an animal that hunts and eats another animal
prey an animal that is hunted by others for food
producers make their own food for energy
consumers organisms that cannot make their own food
decomposers organisms that get their energy by breaking down waste and dead organisms
herbivores they eat only plants
omnivores eat plants and animals
carnivores eat only animals
scavengers eat dead animals, but doesn't do the killing
parasite an organism that lives inside or outside of an organism and hurts the organism
symbiosis a long-term relationship between two different organisms
food chain a series of steps by which energy moves from one type of living thing to another
food web a diagram that combines many food changes into one picture
Created by: noah-fulkerson