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Bio CH31

Biology CH31 Ecosystems and Biomes

biome a land area with a distinct climate and with specific types of plants and animals
climate the average light, temperature, and precipitation in an area taken over many years
climax community the last or final state of succession in a community
ecology the study of how living things interact with each other and with their environment
ecosystem a community interacting with the environment
nitrogen cycle the reusing of nitrogen in an ecosystem
precipitation water in the air that falls to Earth as rain or snow
succession the changes that take place in a community as it gets older
water cycle the path that water takes through an ecosystem