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all the living and nonliving things in an area


group of organisms of one species that live in an area at the same time


all the populations in an area

nonliving parts of an ecosystem

air, water, soil, temperature and sunlight


large ecosystem with generally the same climate and organisms


all the biomes of the world together

organisms in a temperate rainforest community

maple and spruce trees, elk, squirrels, raccoons


role that an organism has in an ecosystem


place where an organism lives-includes soil, air, water & plants of the area

All the relationships among organisms keep the ecosystem __________.


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