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Ecological Terminology Vocabulary
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Made up of all the parts of Earth where life is found.
The study of the interactions between organisms and their environment.
The living things in the environment (plants, animals, fungi,, protists, and monerans).
The nonliving things in the environment
A community interacting with the abiotic parts of its environment.
Made up of all the populations in the same place at the same time.
The place where an organism lives in a community
Formed by the organisms of one species living together in the same place at the same time.
The rivalry for survival and food.
The close external resemblance of an organism to some different organism.
Both species benefit from the relationship.
One species benefits while the other is harmed.
One species benefits while the other is not affected.
The relationship when two or more organisms live together.
The major subdivision of a genus or subgenus.
An animal that feeds on grass and other plants.
An animal that eats flesh.
A series of organisms related by predator-prey and consumer-resource interactions.
A series of organisms interrelated in their feeding habits.
An organism that serves as a source of food for other organisms in a food chain.
An organism that feeds on other organisms in a food chain.
A pyramid that shows how energy is transferred through an ecosystem.
The role of a species within a community.
The first species to return or grow.
Something that limits the population growth.
A community that is able to maintain a balance between abiotic and biotic factors.
A defense tactic organisms use to change color and match with its background.
The number of individuals per unit of living space.
The gradual change in a community over time.
The development of a new communities in newly created land areas.
A gradual return of a disturbed area to its former community.
A species that is native to the area
A species that is disrupting the natural balance of an ecosystem
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