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Ecology

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population
same organisms living in the same place at the same time
community
groups of populations living in the same area
producer
organism that makes its own food
consumer
organism that eats other organisms
decomposer
organism that lives on dead organisms or the wastes of living organisms
ecosystem
organisms interacting with one another and the nonliving factors to form a working unit
biosphere
largest ecosystem on earth
biotic factors
living parts of the ecosystem
abiotic factors
nonliving parts of the ecosystem
omnivores
eat plants and animals which means they are both a primary and secondary consumer
tertiary consumer
A carnivore that eats other carnivores.
atmosphere
layer of gases surrounding the planet
temperature
abiotic factor that determines which organisms live in a particular place
predation
the act of feeding on another organism
niche
the role an organism plays in the ecosystem
carnivore
consumers that eat herbivores and/or other carnivores
herbivores
consumers that eat only plant or plant parts
habitat
the place where an organism lives out its life
biome
groups of ecosystems that share similar characteristics
geosphere
portion of the Earth system that includes Earth's interior, rocks, minerals, landforms, etc
ecology
study of the interactions that take place among the living and nonliving parts of any ecosystem
deciduous
falling off or shed seasonally
coniferous
plants that are mostly evergreen trees and shrubs
biodiversity
the variety of organisms that live in a biome
hydrosphere
all of the Earth's water from lakes, stream, oceans, rivers, etc
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