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river vocab

Biodiversity is the term given to the variety of life on Earth. It is the variety within and between all species of plants, animals and microorganisms and the ecosystems within which they live and interact.
Macroinvertebrate an animal without a backbone that can be seen without a microscope
Ecosystem a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment.
Producers Producers produce their own food
Consumers A plant or animal that gets its energy (food) from other living things.
Decomposers An organism, like bacteria, that breaks down dead plant or animal matter and releases their nutrients back into the soil.
Niche Your role in environment
Ecology The study of the relationship between plants, animals, and their environment.
Population all the inhabitants of a particular town, area, or country:
Habitat The place or natural conditions in which a plant or animal lives.
Herbivore An animal that eats plants rather than other animals.
Omnivore an animal or person that eats food of both plant and animal origin.
Carnivore An animal that eats meat.
Food Chain An ordered arrangement of animals and plants in which each feeds on the one below it in the chain.
Food Web complex network of food chains in an ecosystem.
Predator an animal that naturally preys on others.
Prey an animal that is hunted and killed by another for food.
Created by: lukashofffman