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ecosystem
a community interacting with the environment
producer
living things that make or produce their own food
decomposer
living things that get their own matter from breaking downdead matter into simpler chemicals
niche
the job of the organism in the community
prey
the animal that the predator kills and eats
consumer
living things that eat or consumer other living things
habitat
the place where a plant or animal lives
predator
an animal that hunts, kills, and eats another animal
herbivore
a living thing that eats only plants
omnivore
a living thing that eats plants AND animals
carnivore
a living thing that eats only other animals (meat)
abiotic
nonliving parts of an ecosystem
climate,temperature,rainfall,
sun and seasonal changes influence what living things are found in an ecosystem.
biotic
living parts of an ecosystem
producers, decomposers, consumers (herbivore,carnivore,omnivore)
mutualism
both organisms benefit
cleaner fish and sharks
commensalism
one organism benefits, other is unaffected
clown fish and sea anemone
parasitism
one organism benefits another one is harmed
leech or tapeworm hunmans
predation
predator prey relationship
example fox and rabbet and hawk and mouse