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nonliving, physical features of the environment, including air, water, sunlight, soil, temperature, and climate
organism that can capture energy from sunlight or chemicals and use it to produce its own food from inorganic compounds; also called a producer
(ecology) a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other
a symbiotic relationship in which one member is benefited and the second is neither harmed nor benefited
a system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their physical environment, a system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their physical environment
The interactions and relationships between organisms and their environment., The series of predictable changes that occurs in a community over time
scientific study of interactions among organisms and between organisms and their environment
Place where an Organism lives and has the component necessary for its survival (food, water, shelter, space)
relationship in which two species live closely together, the relation between two different species of organisms that are interdependent
organism's capacity to grow or thrive when subjected to an unfavorable environmental factor
a biogeochemical cycle which exchanges CO2, O2, and glucose through the processes of photosynthesis and respiration.
the continuous movement of water between Earth's surface and the air, changing from liquid to gas to liquid (condensation, precipitation, evaporation
process by which pollutants become more concentrated in successive trophic levels of a food web
rapid growth of algae in bodies of water, due to high levels of nitrogen and often phosphate
(alien species, non-native species), species moved by humans to new geographic areas, either intentionally or accidentally
strives to enable people to use natural resources in ways that will benefit them and maintain the ecosystem
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