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organism that consumes the carcasses of dead animals.
an organism that causes decay of dead organisms
a group of food chains linked together to show many feeding relationships
a series of steps that show the transfer of energy through organisms in an ecosystem
any individual living thing
a group of the same organisms living in the same place
a group of different populations living together
all the organisms that live in a place and their physical surroundings
a group of ecosystems that share similar climates
the entire planet (all life, land, air and water)
the study of the interactions between living things and their environment
any living part of the environment
nonliving part of the environment
plant, animal, protista, fungi, and bacteria
non living thing
air, water, soil, rock, sun
organisms that can interbreed and produce fertile offspring
when an offspring can produce its own offspring
when an offspring can NOT produce its own offspring
an organism that makes its own food. aka autotroph
an organism that make their own food. aka producer
an organism that gets energy from feeding on other organisms. aka heterotroph
organism that eat other organisms. aka consumer
organisms that eats only meat that it kills.
organism that eats only plants.
organism that eats both plants and animals.