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Mod Bio RC#5 Eco

Modified version of Ecology Reporting Category #5

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Ecological Succession how an area changes over time from an area that is uninhabitable to one that is able to support a healthy ecosystem
Organism a living thing; exhibits all 5 characteristics of life
Population a group of organisms of the same species that live in the same area and interbreed
Community a group of different populations (different species) that live in the same area
Predation a relationship between two species where one species hunts (predator) and eats the other species (prey)
Competition a relationship between two species where they both require the same resource (food, water, shelter, space) and must compete for it
Parasitism a relationship between two species where one species is helped and the other species is harmed
Commensalism a relationship between two species where one species is helped and the other species is not affected
Mutualism a relationship between two species where both species are helped
Food Chain a sequence of organisms that shows how energy is transferred from plants, to plant eaters, to meat eaters and so on
Food Web a combination of several food chains within an ecosystem
Ecological Pyramid a graphic representation of the amount of biomass present in each trophic level of a food chain; producers are always on the bottom, then primary consumers, then secondary consumers and so on
Microorganisms living things that can only be seen with a microscope; ex. bacteria, protists
Autotroph/producer organism that makes their own food
Heterotroph/consumer organism that eats other organisms to obtain energy
Created by: tneal1