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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 part of the environment, including water, rocks, light, and temperature.
Organism A living thing; anything that can carry out life processes independently.
Habitat Natural surroundings, home, or domain.
Population A group of organisms of the same species 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 if Earth where life exists.
Producer An organism that can make its own food by using energy from its surroundings.
Consumer An organism that eats other organisms or organic matter.
Decomposer An organism that gets 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 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 The pathway of energy transfer through various stages as a result of the feeding patterns of a series of organism.
Energy Pyramid A triangular diagram that shows an ecosystem’s loss of energy, which results as energy passes through the ecosystem’s food chain.
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