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ABIOTIC FACTOR
NON-LIVING PARTS OF THE ENVIRONMENT,SUCH AS AIR CURRENTS TEMPETURE,SOIL,LIGHT AND MOISTURE
AUTOTROPHS
organisms that are able to synthesize food using sun energy or energy stored in chemicals compounds.
BIOSPHERE
LIFE SUPPORTING PORTIONS OF EARTH COMPOSED OF AIR,LAND,FRESH WATER,AND SALT WATER.
BIOTIC FACTOR
all the living organisms inhibiting any of Earths many different environment.
COMMENSALISM
SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIP IN WHICH ONE SPECIES BENIFITS AND THE OTHER SPECIES IS NEITHER HARMED NOR HELPED.
COMMUNITY
several interacting populations that inhabit a common environment and are able to function.
DECOMPOSER
ORGANISMS SUCH AS MANY BACTERIA AND MOST FUNGI THAT PLAY BENEFICAL ROLES IN ALL ECOSYSTEM.
ECOLOGY
scientific study of interactions between organisms and their environment.
ECOSYSTEM
POPULATION IN A COMMUNITY AND ABIOTIC FACTORS WITH WHICH THEY INTERACT.
FOOD CHAIN
a possible route from the transfer of matter and energy through an ecosystem.
FOOD WEB
SHOWS ALL THE POSSIBLE FEEDING RELATIONSHIPS IN A COMMUNITY AT EACH TROPICAL LEVEL.
HABITAT
COLLECTION OF NITCHES IN WHICH AN ORGANISM LIVES ITS LIVE.
HETEROPHS
organisms unable to make their own foods.
MUTUALISM
SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIP BENEFIAL TO BOTH SPECIES.
NICHE
REPRODUCTION AND HOW IT INTERACTS WITH ABIOTIC FACTORS.
PARASITISM
ONE SPECIES BENEFITS AT THE EXPENSE TO THE OTHER SPECIES.
POPULATION
INTERBREEDING INDIVIDUALS OF AN SPECIES.
SAVENGER
ANIMAL SUCH AS A VULTURE.
SYMBIOSIS
CLOSE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN 2 OR MORE ORGANISMS.
TROPHIC LEVELS
LINK REPRESENTED BY EACH ORGANISM IN A FOOD CHAIN.