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This is the part of the Earth that supports life. It includes the top part of the Earth's crust, the atmosphere, and all the water on Earth's surface.
Biosphere
What do you call all the organisms that live in an area and the nonliving features of their environment?
Ecosystem
What do you call the study of the interactions that take place among organisms and their environment?
Ecology
All the organisms that belong to the same species living in a community is call the .....
Population
All the populations of different species that live in an ecosystem is called.......
Community
What do you call the place where an organism lives and that provides the type of food, shelter, moisture, and temperature needed for survival?
Habitat
Anything that restricts the size of a population, including living and nonliving featues of an ecosystem, such as predators or drought is called....
Limiting factor
What is the largest number of individuals of a particular species that an ecosystemjcan support over time called?
Carrying Capacity
This is an organism such as a green plant or alga, that uses an ourside source of energy like the Sun to ceate energy-rich food molecules.
Producer
This is an organism that can't create energy rich molecules but gets its food by eating other organisms.
Consumer
This is a type of symbiotic relationship in which both organisms benefit.
Mutualism
This is a type of symiotic relationship in which one organism benefits and the other organsim is not affected.
Commensalism
This is a type of symbiotic relationship in which one organism benefits and the other organsim is harmed.
Parasite
In an ecosystem, this refers to the unique ways an organism survives, obtains food and shelter, and avoids danger.
Niche
What 4 things must the habitat provide?
1. food
2. shelter
3. temperature
4. moisture