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Biology

Chapter 4 vocab

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Community a group of various species that live in the same place and interact with one another
Ecosystem a community of organisms and their abiotic environment
Habitat the place where an organism usually lives
Biodiversity the variety of organisms in a given area, the genetic variation with a population, the variety of species in a community, or the variety of communities in an ecosystem
Succession the replacement of one type of community by another at a single location over a period of time
Climate the average weather conditions in an area over a long period of time
Biome a large region characterized by a specific type of climate types of plant and animal communities
Producer the basic food source for an ecosystem
Consumer organisms that eat other organisms instead of producing their own food
Decomposers organisms that break down the remains of animals
Trophic level each step in the transfer of the energy through an ecosystem
Energy pyramid a triangular diagram that results energy passes through the ecosystem's food chain
Carbon cycle the movement of carbon from the nonliving environment into living things and back
Respiration the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between living cells and their environment
Nitrogen cycle the process in which nitrogen between organisms in an ecosystem
Phosphorus cycle the movement of phosphorus in different chemical forms form the surroundings to organisms and then back to the surroundings.
Carbon cycle the movement of carbon from the nonliving environment into the living things and back
Respiration the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between living cells and their environment
Nitrogen cycle the process in which nitrogen between organisms in an ecosystem
Phosphorus cycle the movement of phosphorus in different chemical forms form the surroundings to organisms and them back to the surroundings
Created by: Victoria718