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the variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat or ecosystem.
The ability to keep in existence or maintain. A sustainable ecosystem is one that can be maintained
A group of similar organisms that can breed and produce fertile offspring.
A group of individuals that belong to the same species and live in the same area
A biological community of interacting organisms and their physical (abiotic) environment.
A group of ecosystems that share similar climates and typical organisms
the natural home or environment of an animal, plant, or other organism.
a small, particular part of a habitat in which particular organisms live; for example, beneath the bark of a tree within a forest habitat or under a rock
An organism that obtains energy by feeding on other organisms
An organism that can make its own food.
Scientific study of interactions among organisms and between organisms and their environment
All the different populations that live together in an area
series of steps in an ecosystem in which organisms transfer energy by eating and being eaten
A community of organisms where there are several interrelated food chains