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ecosystem notes

Animals that cannot make their own food, and get their energy by eating plants and other animals Consumer
One organism in and environment Individual
All non-living things in an ecosystem abiotic factors
Plants that produce energy from the sun Producers
All living things in an ecosystem biotic factors
A community and its physical environment Ecosystem
Microorganisms, termites, worms, fungi that get the energy they need by breaking down dead matter Decomposer
A combination of all the food chains in a community Food Web
Individuals of the same kind living in the same environment Population
Includes different populations Community
A diagram of how energy and nutrients pass among organisms in an ecosystem food chain
What happends to a living thing when it dies in a forest? Decomposers break it down and the nutrients are returned to the soil.
What benefit do decomposers provide for an ecosystem? They break down dead plants and animals
Animals that eat only plants herbivores
Animals that eat only animals carnivores
Animals that eat both animals and plants omnivores
Animals that hunt and kill other animals for food predators
Animals that are hunted and killed as food for other animals prey
An organism that spends a significant portion of its life in or on a living host organism usually causing harm to the host without immediately killing it Parasite
Organisms or cells that serve as a home or source of food for a parasite Host
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