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6th Grade Ecosystem unit
Terms in this set (30)
describes the nonliving part of the environment, including sunlight, water, air, temperature, and soil.
the diversity of plant and animal life in a particular habitat
the part of earth where life exists
the living organisms in an ecosystem
A consumer that eats only animals
largest number of individuals of a population that a environment can support
a long-term change in weather patterns in a given area
A relationship between two organisms in which one organism benefits and the other is unaffected
all the different populations that live together in an area
The struggle between organisms to survive as they attempt to use the same limited resource.
An organism that eats producers or other organisms for energy. Made up of herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores.
organisms, such as fungi and bacteria, that break down and absorb nutrients from dead organisms
collection of all the organisms that live in a particular place, together with their nonliving environment
a diagram that shows how energy in food flows from one organism to another
a diagram that shows the feeding relationships between organisms in an ecosystem and how energy is transferred. A more complete representation of the flow of energy compared to a food chain.
organism that obtains energy by eating only plants
Species that enter new ecosystems and multiply, harming native species and their habitats
Levels of Organization in the Environment from smallest to largest
Organism, Population, Community, Ecosystem, Biosphere
Anything that limits (restricts) the size of a population
symbiotic relationship in which both species benefit from the relationship
Organism that obtains energy by eating both plants and animals
an individual living thing
a situation in which too many animals compete for the natural resources in an area
A symbotic relationship in which one organism benefits and the other organism is harmed
anything added to the environment that is harmful to living things
a group of organisms of the same species living in a given area
animal that hunts and eats other animals
animal hunted or caught for food
an organism that makes its own food from the environment; usually a green plant
A close relationship between two species that benefits at least one of the species.
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