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an organism that makes its own food using the energy of the sun


organisms that obtain food by eating other organisms


organism that breaks down and obtains energy from dead organic matter


a carnivore that feeds on the bodies of dead organisms

food chain

a series of steps in which organisms transfer energy by eating and being eaten

food web

a diagram that shows the feeding relationships between organisms in an ecosystem


organism that obtains energy by eating only plants


an animal that feeds on both animal and vegetable substances


Meat eater


process by which plants use the sun's energy to convert water and carbon dioxide into sugars


green pigment in plants that absorbs light energy used to carry out photosynthesis


the science that studies living organisms


living and nonliving things in an environment, together with their interactions


a group of organisms living in the same region and interacting with each other


a group of organisms of the same species populating a given area


The role of an organism in an ecosystem

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