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VLN-Science 10 CHP. 1 words

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biodiversity
the diversity of plant and animal life in a particular habitat (or in the world as a whole)
biotic
of or relating to living organisms
biome
a major biotic community characterized by the dominant forms of plant life and the prevailing climate
terrestrial
operating or living or growing on land
latitude
an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
elevation
the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something
climate
the weather in some location averaged over some long period of time
climatograph
shows profiles of precipitation and temperature for various biomes
adaptions
any trait that aids the chances of chances of survival and reproduction of an organism. traits that increase an organism's fitness & ability to reproduce.
behavioural adaptions
of or relating to behavior, An echidna rolling into a tight ball when attacked or humans putting on more clothing in the cooler weather are examples of this.
physiological adaptions
Non-inherited adaptations to the environment in an individual
structural adaptions
Physical features that help an organism survive in it's environment
habitat
the type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurs
nutrients
Compounds in food that the body requires for proper growth, maintenance, and functioning
photosynthesis
synthesis of compounds with the aid of radiant energy (especially in plants)
population
the act of populating (causing to live in a place)
community
(ecology) a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other
ecological
of or relating to the science of ecology
hierarchy
the organization of people at different ranks in an administrative body
symbiosis
the relation between two different species of organisms that are interdependent
mutalism
A relationship between two or more organisms of different species where all benefit from the asociation.
parasitism
the relation between two different kinds of organisms in which one receives benefits from the other by causing damage to it (usually not fatal damage)
niche
(ecology) the status of an organism within its environment and community (affecting its survival as a species)
competition
the act of competing as for profit or a prize
predation
the act of preying by a predator who kills and eats the prey