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aquifer
underground bed or layer yielding ground water for wells and springs etc
groundwater
fresh water found underground
law of conservation of matter
states that matter is never created or destroyed, it just changes form.
nutrients
any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue
biogeochemical cycles
the cycle of nutrients like carbon, oxygen, phosphorus and nitrogen through the earth
primary producer
plants that are edible by animals.
photosynthesis
synthesis of compounds with the aid of radiant energy (especially in plants)
chemosynthesis
synthesis of carbohydrate from carbon dioxide and water
consumer
an animal that eats plants.
cellular respiration
the process of getting energy from nutrients.
carnivore
something that eats meat, and ONLY meat.
omnivore
something that eats both meat and plants. most omnivores eat more meat than plants.
detritivore
decomposers
decomposer
something that breaks down dead things
trophic level
Bamboo Blade
biomass
Biomass is biological material derived from living, or recently living organisms
food chain
A food web/chain is a linear consequence of links in a food web starting from a species that eats no other species in the web and ends at a species that is eaten
food web
same as food chain really
keystone species
A keystone species is a species that has a disproportionately large effect on its environment relative to its abundance.