10 terms

Ecosystem Vocabulary #1

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Ecosystem
a group of living things and their nonliving environment
Biotic
the living parts of the environment
Abiotic
the nonliving parts of the environment
Estuary
where fresh water and salt water mix
Producers
organisms that produce their own food
Consumers
an organism that gets energy by eating other organisms
Herbivore
a consumer that eats only plants
Carnivore
a consumer that eats only other animals
Omnivore
a consumer that eats plants and animals
Decomposer
an organism that gets energy by breaking down nutrients in dead organisms