14 terms

Ecosystem Chapter 2 Part 2, SC

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energy pyramid
model that shows how much energy flows through a web
food web
a group of food chains linked together
kelp
a type of seaweed
limiting factor
any resource that restricts the growth of populations in an ecosystem
carrying capacity
the largest size of the population that an area can support
habitat
the type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives and hunts for food
niche
the specific role that an organism plays within a community
interdependence
the reliance of organisms on one another for survival
symbiosis
the relation between two different species of organisms that are interdependent
mutualism
symbiotic relationship in which both species benefit from the relationship
parasitism
symbiotic relationship in which one organism lives in or on another organism (the host) and consequently harms it
commensalism
a symbiotic relationship in which one organism benefits and the other is not harmed
parasite
an animal or plant that lives in or on a host
host
an animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite