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Population
all organisms that constitue a specific group or occur in a specified habitat
Community
grp of plants and animals living and interacting in a specific region in similar enviromental conditions;
Diversity
Variety of multifomity
Predation
capturing of prey as a means of maintainging life
Parasitism
characteristic behavior or mode of existence of a parasite or parasitic population
Mutualism
association between organisms of two different species in which each member benefits
Succession
Gradual and orderly process of ecosysytem development brought about by changes in community composition and the production of a climax characteristic of a particular geographic region
Ecosystem
ecological community together with its envioronment, functioning as a unit
Aquatic
Consisting of or being in water
Terrestrial
Living or growing on land
Producers
photosynthetic green plant or chemosynthetic bacterium constituting the 1st trophic level in the food chain; sutotrophic organism
Consumers
heterotrophic organism that ingests other organisms or organic matter in a food chain
Decomposers
organism that feeds on and breaks down dead plant or animal matter, thus making organic nutrients abailable to the ecosystem
Autotrophs
organisms capable of synthesizing its own food from inorganic substances, using light or chemical energy
Heterotrophs
organism that cannot synthesize its own food and is dependent on complex organic substances for nutrition
Food Chain
Succession of organisms in an ecological community that constitutes a continuation of food energy from one organism to another as each consumes a lower member and it turns its preyed upon by a higher member
Population
all organisms that constitue a specific group or occur in a specified habitat
Community
grp of plants and animals living and interacting in a specific region in similar enviromental conditions;
Diversity
Variety of multifomity
Predation
capturing of prey as a means of maintainging life
Parasitism
characteristic behavior or mode of existence of a parasite or parasitic population
Mutualism
association between organisms of two different species in which each member benefits
Succession
Gradual and orderly process of ecosysytem development brought about by changes in community composition and the production of a climax characteristic of a particular geographic region
Ecosystem
ecological community together with its envioronment, functioning as a unit
Aquatic
Consisting of or being in water
Terrestrial
Living or growing on land
Producers
photosynthetic green plant or chemosynthetic bacterium constituting the 1st trophic level in the food chain; sutotrophic organism
Consumers
heterotrophic organism that ingests other organisms or organic matter in a food chain
Decomposers
organism that feeds on and breaks down dead plant or animal matter, thus making organic nutrients abailable to the ecosystem
Autotrophs
organisms capable of synthesizing its own food from inorganic substances, using light or chemical energy
Heterotrophs
organism that cannot synthesize its own food and is dependent on complex organic substances for nutrition