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biodiversity

the diversity of plant and animal life in a particular habitat (or in the world as a whole)

biotic

of or relating to living organisms

biome

a major biotic community characterized by the dominant forms of plant life and the prevailing climate

terrestrial

operating or living or growing on land

latitude

an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator

elevation

the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something

climate

the weather in some location averaged over some long period of time

climatograph

shows profiles of precipitation and temperature for various biomes

adaptions

any trait that aids the chances of chances of survival and reproduction of an organism. traits that increase an organism's fitness & ability to reproduce.

behavioural adaptions

of or relating to behavior, An echidna rolling into a tight ball when attacked or humans putting on more clothing in the cooler weather are examples of this.

physiological adaptions

Non-inherited adaptations to the environment in an individual

structural adaptions

Physical features that help an organism survive in it's environment

habitat

the type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurs

nutrients

Compounds in food that the body requires for proper growth, maintenance, and functioning

photosynthesis

synthesis of compounds with the aid of radiant energy (especially in plants)

population

the act of populating (causing to live in a place)

community

(ecology) a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other

ecological

of or relating to the science of ecology

hierarchy

the organization of people at different ranks in an administrative body

symbiosis

the relation between two different species of organisms that are interdependent

mutalism

A relationship between two or more organisms of different species where all benefit from the asociation.

parasitism

the relation between two different kinds of organisms in which one receives benefits from the other by causing damage to it (usually not fatal damage)

niche

(ecology) the status of an organism within its environment and community (affecting its survival as a species)

competition

the act of competing as for profit or a prize

predation

the act of preying by a predator who kills and eats the prey

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