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Unit 1

ecology study of interactions among and between organisms and their enviornment
logos/ology the study of
oikos/eco house
bios life
ecosystem interaction between biotic community and abiotoc environment
biome ecosystems w/in a specific climate
biosphere all parts of the Earth that support life
autotroph an organisms that uses photosynthesis/chemosynthesis
autos self
troph food
producers another word for autotroph
heterotroph organism that cannot produce energy
decomposition breakdown of dead organic matter back into the original element
detritivore do the mechanical breakdown of dead matter and feed for energy
decomposer breakdown matter even more into original chemical components
detritus detritivore byproduct
Created by: OceanicWave