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Ecology Vocabulary


Biomes Large areas with similar climates and ecosystems.
Habitat A place where an organism lives.
Niche Term that refers to how an organism keeps itself alive.
Producers Organism that makes its own food.(Plants)
Consumers Organism that must eat other organism to get energy.(Animals)
Predators An animal that eats other animals.
Prey An animal that gets hunted and eaten.
Biosphere The part of the earth that supports life. (Air,Land,and Sea)
Mutualism A relationship between organism where both organism benefit.
Parasitism A relationship between organism where one benefits and one is harmed.
Commensalism A relationship between organism where one benefits and is not affected.
Biodiversity A wide variety of life in an area.
Ecological Succession The replacement of one community by another.
Primary Succession The growth of plants and animals where there was not before.
Secondary Succession Growth of plants and animals in an area where plants and animals previously exited.
Observe To watch and see what happens.
Pioneer Species A group of organisms that help to begin succession.
Microhabitat A very small scale environment.
Stability Something that is firm and able to maintain balance.
Sustainability To keep going.
Created by: mharlan