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Ecology

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Abiotic are those non
Biotic all the living factors that impact an organism ex. Disease, parasitism, predation
Biome a division based on climate, plants and animals; an environment that has a characteristic type of climax community.
Freshwater biome all of the lake, pond, stream, & river communities on Earth
Carrying Capacity is the maximum number of organisms the resources of an ecosystem can support.
Climax community a stable community that is in final stage of succession
Commensalism a form of symbiosis in which one organism benefits and the other is not harmed
Community the living part of an ecosystem composed of many species
Competition the type of interaction among organisms; the struggle to obtain needed resources of food, water, shelter,
Consumer an organism that CANNOT make its own food
Decomposer an organism that breaks down the bodies of dead organisms into simpler substances ex. Bacteria & fungi
Dispersal the movement of living things from one place to another
Ecosystem a unit consisting of all the living and nonliving things in a given area that interact with one another
Endangered in danger of becoming extinct
Environment all the living and nonliving things with which an organism may interact
Food Web a diagram that show many overlapping food chains
Habitat the place in which an organism lives and obtains the resources it needs to survive
Host an organism that provides a home to another organism
Created by: Saba Aleem