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Hoffman Bio S2. #5

Semester 2 - Vocab List #5

Organism An individual living thing
Population The entire group of the same species that lives in an area
Community All of the populations of different species that live in an area
Ecosystem All of the living and non-living factors that make up an environment which make it unique
Biome major regional or global community of organisms characterized by the climate conditions and plant communities
Biotic Living factors of an ecosystem (plants, animals, fungi, bacteria)
Abiotic Non-living factors of an ecosystem (temperature, water, soil, minerals, etc.)
Producer/Autotroph Organisms that get their energy from nonliving resources, meaning they make their own food
Consumer/Heterotroph Organisms that get their energy by eating other living or once-living resources
Biosphere All living things and all the places they are found on Earth
Ecology The study of the interactions between organisms and their environment
Biodiversity The variety of life in a particular habitat or ecosystem
Food Chain Single path of energy in an ecosystem due to feeding relationships
Food Web Interconnected feeding relationships within an ecosystem
Carnivore Organism that only eats other consumers
Omnivore Organism that eats both producers and consumers
Detritivore Organism that eats dead organic matter
Herbivore Organism that eats only producers
Created by: juhoffman