ecosystems:all matter matters

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ecosystem
all the living and nonliving things in an area that interact with each other
ecologists
study feeding patterns to understand the flow of energy in an ecosysytem
producer
energy enters the ecosystem as sunlight
consumer
an organism that eats producers or other consumers
herbivores
eat producers
carnivores
eat other consumers
scavengers
eat dead things
food chain
a series of events in which one organism eats anotherand obtains energy
food web
the pattern of overlapping food chains in an ecosystem