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The surroundings in which an animal lives.
All the living and nonliving things in an environment.
An organism's "home"- where they live.
The specific role of an organism in its environment.
Living components of an ecosystem.
Non-living components of an ecosystem.
Biotic factors that are land based.
Biotic factors that are water based.
Anything that relates to the ocean.
A particular type of organism.
Something that can be used to benefit an organism.
"Burning" calories: when cells respire, they combine food molecules with oxygen to release energy.
The energy related to heat.
The chain of food energy from one type of organism to the next.
Many inter-connected food chains within an ecosystem.
Organism that makes its own food (producer).
Organism that must eat food (consumer).
The process plants use to convert solar energy into chemical energy.
The process of water vapor being released from plants.
Organisms that make their own food.
Organisms that must eat to get food.
Break down, decay, or rot.
Organisms that break down (decompose) dead tissue for food.
Organisms that search for dead organisms as food.
An animal that eats other animals.
An animal that gets eaten by other animals.
Organisms of different species living together.
Symbiosis in which one organism benefits and the other does not care.
Symbiosis in which both organisms benefit.
Symbiosis in which one organism benefited and the other does not care.
An animal that only eats plants.
An animal that only eats other animals.
An organism that can eat both plants and animals.
A group of individuals of the same species inhabiting the same area.
Show transfer of energy through trophic levels.
A large community of plants and animals that occupies a distinct region defined by its climate and dominate vegetation.
Complete ecological system, including all organisms and the environment in which they live.
A natural group (as kinds of plants and animals) living together and depending on one another for various necessities of life (as food or shelter).
Introduction of non-native species to new areas.
The degree of variation of life forms within a given species, ecosystem, biome, or an entire planet.