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Ecology

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autotroph A producer; a living organism that makes its own food using energy from the light
heterotroph A consumer; a living organism that needs to eat food to gain energy
producer A living organism that makes its own food
consumer A living organism that gets/eats its food
decomposer A living organism that breaks down waste or decaying material in order to get nutrients to stay alive
population A group of one type of living organism. Ex) humans or pandas
mutualism When both organisms benefit from the relationship. Ex) bees and flowers
parasitism When one organism benefits while hurting another. Ex) tick and dog
commensalism When one organism benefits and the other one doesn't care / isn't affected.