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Chapter 6 Vocab

TermDefinition
Ecosystem All the living and nonliving things in an area and their interactions
Habitat Provides all the things an organism needs to live
Biotic Factor Living organisms
Abiotic Factor Nonliving organisms
Population A group of one species living in an area
Community Different populations in an area
Niche The role that an organism has in an ecosystem
Carrying Capacity The number of organisms that can live in a habitat
Predator An animal that hunts and eats another animal
Prey An animal that is hunted by a predator
Producers They make their own food for energy
Consumers Organisms that cannot make it's own food. They get energy from producers or other consumers.
Herbivores They only eat plants
Carnivores They only eat meats
Omnivores They consume both plants and meat
Scavengers They feed on dead animals
Decomposers They get their energy by breaking down wastes and dead organisms
Food Chain Series of steps by which energy moves from one type of living thing to another
Food Web A diagram that combines many food chains to one picture
Symbiosis A long-term relationship between two different organisms
Parasites A organism that lives in or on other organisms
Created by: peter-yoon