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Biomes

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producer
organism that can make its own food
Consumer
organism that obtains energy by feeding on other organisms
herbivores
organisms that eat plants only
carnivores
organism that eat only meat
omnivores
consumers that eats plants and animals
Scavenger
carnivore that feeds on the bodies of dead organisms
decomposers
an organism that breaks down wastes and dead organisms
food chain
a series of events in which one organism eats another and obtains energy
food web
the pattern of overlapping food chains in an ecosystem
continental drift
the process in which plates move and the continents move with them
dispersal
The movement of organisms from one place to another
biome
a group of land ecosystems with similar climates and organisms
Deciduous forest
trees that shed their leaves in the fall.
Coniferous trees
trees that produce their seeds on a cone.
permafrost
frozen soil