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vocabulary science

Vocab about environment

ecology the study of the interactions of living organisms with one another and with their environment
biotic describes living factors in the environment
abiotic describes the nonliving parts of the environment such as rocks, light, water, and temperature.
organisms a living thing: anything that can carry out life processes independently
habitat the natural environment of an animal, plant, or other organism.
population a group of organisms of the same spe- cies that live in a specific geographical area
community all of the populations of species that live in the same habitat and interact with each other
ecosystem a community of organisms and their abiotic, or nonliving environment.
biosphere the part of earth where life exists
consumer an organism that eats other organisms or organic matter.
decomposer an organism that get energy by breaking down the remains of dead organisms or animal wastes and consuming or absorbing the nutrients
herbivore an organism that eats only plants
carnivore an organism that eats only animals
omnivore an organism that eats both plants and animals.
food chain the pathway of energy transfer through various stages as a result of the feeding patterns of a series of organisms
food web a diagram that shows the feeding relationships between organisms in an organism.
energy pyramid a triangular diagram that shows an ecosystems loss of energy, which results as energy passes through the ecosystems food chain.
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