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Chpt 1 Enviro. Sci

Sapulapa HS Enviro. Sci 2012

nonliving parts of an ecosystem abiotic factors
living part of an ecosystem biotic factors
place where an organism lives habitat
relationship between two species in which one species benefits and the other is neither helped nor harmed. commensalism
a group of interacting population of different species. community
the relationship between species that attempt to the same limited resource competition
two or more species evolving in response to each other. coevolution
an inherited trait that increase an organism's chance of survival and reproduction in a certain environment. adaptation
a change in the genetic characteristics of a population from one generation to the next. evolution
all living organism in a certain area as well as their as their physical environment. ecosystem
the irreversible disappearance of a population or a species. extinction
oxygen, water, sunlight, space and climate. abiotic factor
organism from which a parasite takes it nourishment host
a relationship between two species in which both benefit mutualism
term used to describe the unequal survival and reproductionthe presence or absence of particular inherited traits of organisms that results from the presence or absence of particular inherited traits. natural selection
an organism's way of life niche
an individual living thing organism
a group of individuals of the same species living in a particular place. population
organism that lives in or on another organism and feeds on it without immediately killing it. parasite
organism that eats and kill and eats another organism. predator
organism that is killed and eaten by a predator. prey
a group of organism that are able to produce fertile offspring and resemble each other in appearance, behavior, and internal structure. species
competition, predation, populations and symbiotic relationship. biotic factors
a covey of quail population
a covey of quail, a colony of rabbits,and a prairie field. community
flowers that can be pollinated by only one insect species coevolution
a bird building a nest and hunting for food niche
a beavers dam and creek habitat
a bird and a grasshopper predation
two whitetail bucks fighting for a doe. competition
a cowbird on the back of a bull eating insects. mutualism
the tapeworm inside a host parasite
the dog with a tick on its neck. host
a mouse that is being eaten by a hawk prey
the study of how living things interact with each other and with their nonliving environment. ecology
a pack of wolves population
a coral reef ecosystem
a pond community
the layer around the Earth in which life occurs naturally. biosphere
disappearance of species extinction
organism that can produce fertile offsping species
all biotic and abiotic factors in a given area ecosystem
inherited trait that increases odds of survival adapation
change in the genetic characteristics of a population over many generations. evolution
unequal survival and reproduction natural selection
organism attempt to use same resources. competition
largest environmental part of earth biosphere
plants producers
consumer that can eat only other consumers carnivore
consumer that can eat only producers herbivore
plant eater herbivore
meat eater carnivore
consumer that can eat both plants and animals. omnivore
self feeding organism that obtains its nutrients by synthesis from the environment. autotroph
consumer organism that gets its energy from eating other organisms heterotroph
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