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ecosystem
all ecosystems include living and nonliving things that interact with on another and their environment.
community
Organisims that live together in an ecosystem make up a community.
population
Each population contains all the organisms of the same kind in a community
adaptation
a structure on behavior that enables an organism to survive in its environment.
niche
The role that each species plays in a community.
producers
An organism that makes it's own food through photosynthesis.
consumers
organism that obtain energy by eating other organisms are called consumers. To get energy consumers must eat consumers or producers.
decomposer
Decomposer is another kind of consumer that feeds on the waste of living and dead organisms. bacteria, worms
insects are forest decomposers
Name three kinds of consumers
herbivores, carnivores and omnivores
herbivores
Is a plant eating consumer
carnivores
Is a meat eating consumer.
omnivores
Is a meat and plant eating consumer.
parasitism
In parasitism one organism lives in or on, feeds upon, and harms another organism. A parasite feeds on other organisms.
host
Is what the parasits feeds on. (Like a dog is a host to a flea, and the flea is a parasite.)
commensalism
In commensalism one species benefits, while the other species is unaffected. Like a spider that looks like part of the flower can hide from a prediator.