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Organism

A living thing that has the ability to act or function independently

Producer

an organism that makes its own food

Consumer

organisms that obtain food by eating other organisms

Scavenger

animal that eats only dead organisms

Decomposer

an organism that gets energy by breaking down the remains of dead organisms or animal wastes and consuming or absorbing the nutrients

Food Chain

the path of food from one living thing to another

Food Web

The pattern of overlapping food chains in an ecosystem

Biotic

living organisms

Abiotic

non-living things in an ecosystem

Energy Pyramid

Shows the amount of energy that moves from one feeding level to another in a food web

Interdependence

All organisms interact with other organisms in their surroundings and with the nonliving portion of their environment. Ecologists refer to this quality as....

Biome

A group of ecosystems classified by climate and plant life

Tundra

Biome that surrounds the north and south poles; treeless land with long summer days and short periods of winter sunlight, beneath the topsoil is a layer of permafrost.

Rain Forest

warm, wet ecosystem with millions of species of animals, birds, insects and plants

Desert

An extremely dry area with little water and few plants

Deciduous Forest

a forest biome with many kinds of trees that lose their leaves each autumn

Coniferous Forest

a type of forest characterized by cone-bearing, needle-leaved trees

Savannah

open grassland with scattered trees

Prairie

a large, level area of grassland with few or no trees

Ocean

A large body of salt water

Fresh Water Biome

Includes ponds,lakes,streams,and rivers.

Symbiosis

relationship in which two species live closely together

Mutualism

a relationship between two species in which both species benefit

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)

Commensalism

A relationship between two species in which one species benefits and the other is neither helped nor harmed

Prey

an organism that is killed and eaten by another organism

Predator

animal that hunts and eats other animals

herbivore

plant eating animal

carnivore

consumers that eat only animals

omnivore

eats plants and animals

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