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Chapter 4 Ecosystems

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community
A group of living things of different species found in an ecosystem
ecosystem
All the living and nonliving things that interact with one another in a given area.
Population
All the members of the same type of organism living in an ecosystem
biome
A large group of similar ecosystems.
climate
the type of weather that occurs in an area over a long period of time.
desert
A very dry area.
grasslands
Land covered by grasses with few trees.
taiga
An area that has long, severe winters and short, cool summers.
Temperate forests
Forests that experience four distinct seasons: summer, fall, winter, and spring
Tropical Rain Forests
Forests that are both very hot and very rainy
tundra
Earth's coldest biome
food chain
A description of how energy in an ecosystem flows from one organism to another.
food web
The description of all the food chains in an ecosystem.