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Living things of the same kind that are able to reproduce succesfully
Species
Group of individuals of the same species living in an area
Population
A group of populations of different species living in the same area
Community
A particular environment where living things interact with other living things and non living things
Ecosystem
A category in the classification of living things, more general than a species, but more specific than a family
Genus
The variety of species and ecosystems on earth and the ecological processes of which they are part
Biological Diversity
One of five or six main categories in the current classification of living things
Kingdom
A major category in the classification of living things, more general than a class, but more specific than a kingdom
Phyla
A category in the classification of living things, more general than an order, but more specific than a phylum
Class
A category in the classification of living things, more general than a family, but more specific than a class
Order
A category in the classification of living things, more general than a genus, but more specific than an order
Family
The relationship between two different species
Symbiosis
The relationship between species in which one species benefits, and the other species neither benefits nor is harmed
Commensalism
The relationship between species in which both species benefit
Mutualism
The relationship between species in which one species benefits and the other species is harmed
Parasitism
The role of an organism or species in an ecosystem, including where it lives, what it eats, how it reproduces, and how it interacts with other living and non living things
Niche
Two or more species using the same limited resource
Interspecies Competition
Variations within a species
Variability
Division of a resource among two or more coexisting species such that the niche of each species differs slightly
Resource Partitioning
A process in which the environment selects which individuals will survive and reproduce
Natural Selection
An object that is not or was ever alive
Abiotic
An object that was or is alive
Biotic