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Nonliving parts of the enivornment
Abiotic
an organism that produces its own food; the source of energy for all other living things on Earth
Autotroph
The variety of species in an area
Biodiversity
The living parts of the environment
Biotic
An organism that survives by eating animals
Carnivore
The largest population of any single species that an area can support
Carrying Capacity
a combination of all the different populations that live and interact in the same environment
Community
The struggle between organisms for the same limited resources in a particular area
Competition
An organism that obtains its energy from producers
Consumer
an organism, generally a bacterium or fungus, that consumes dead organisms and organic waste.
Decomposer
the study of how living things interact with one another and with their environment
Ecology
the specific role played by an organism or a population of organisms in the ecosystem
Ecological Niche
the process by which an existing community is replaced by another community
Ecological Succession
all the living and nonliving things that interact in a specific area, a subdivision of the environment
Ecosystem
A diagram showing how food energy moves through an ecosystem
Energy Pyramid