Nitrogen Cycle, Carbon Cycle, Unit 2: Ecology Cycles and Energy

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photosynthesisWhat is process 2?decompositionWhat is process 7?combustion (burning of fossil fuels)What is process 1?formation of fossil fuelsWhat is process 9?speciesA group of similar organisms that can breed and produce fertile offspring.PopulationA group of individuals that belong to the same species and live in the same areaCommunityAll the different populations that live together in an areaEcosystemA biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment.BiomeA group of ecosystems that share similar climates and typical organismsBiotic FactorsLiving elements of the environmentAbiotic FactorsNon-living elements of the environmentConsumerAn organism that obtains energy by feeding on other organismsProducerAn organism that can make its own food.Primary consumerAn organism that eats producersSecondary consumerAn organism that eats organisms that eat producersTertiary Consumerseat secondary consumersFood weba system of interlocking and interdependent food chains.Food chainA series of events in which one organism eats another and obtains energy.carbon cycle