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ecology

TermDefinition
abiotic not alive
biotic alive
carbon element found in all living things
carnivore meat eaters
carrying capacity the limit to where something or someone can hold a maximum
commensalism relationship where one organism benefits and the other isn't harmed
community a group of organisms living together
competition playing against someone trying to win
conservation to conserve / to save
consumer a person or thing that eats or uses something
decomposer to break down things
ecology study of the enviorment
ecosystem all the biotic and abiotic factors interacting in an area
endangered species a species whose numbers are so small that the species is at risk of extinction
energy pyramid diagram that shows the movement of energy in a ecosystem
food chain shows the relationship of organisms produces > consumer
food web a system of interlocking and interdependent food chains
fossil fuel a natural fuel such as coal or gas
habitat a natural home or environment of an animal,plant or other organism
herbivore only eats plants
limiting factors living and non living influence on a population
mutual ism the relationship between two organisms that benefit each other
nitrogen essential element for plant growth
nonrenewable resources something which can only be used once
non-native species species that does not naturally occur in an ecosystem
nutrients element & compounds organisms need to survive
omnivore eats both meat and plants
parasitism when one organism benefits from another by damage
population the action of populating an area
predator any animal that lives by playing on other animals
preservation the activity of protecting from loss or danger
prey animal hunted or for food
recycling the act of processing that can be used for use in creating new products
renewable sources ant natural resource that can be replensied naturally
scarcity not much of something/supply
succession polement of community with another is the same location
Created by: enadiavarner