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Ecosystems

TermDefinition
Biotic Factors The living parts of an ecosystem are called biotic factors
Abiotic Factors Nonliving things in ecosystems are called abiotic factor-example sunlight
Organsim A single form of life; the simplest form of organization in ecology
Population All members of one kind of organism that live in a particular area
Communities A group of different populations of organsims
Ecosystem A collection of different communites and the abiotic factors
Niche The specific role an organism plays in the ecosystem
Food Chain The flow of energy from one organism to the next
Food Web Shows the interactions among many different food chains in a single ecosystem
Producer Organism that can create its own food through the process of photosynthesis
Consumer Organism that feeds on other organisms or organic matter because it cannot make its own food
Decomposer Organism that break down dead plants and animals into nutrients for the soil
Scavenger An animal the feeds off dead or decaying matter
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