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species
a group of individuals that belong to so similar to one another that they can produce off spring
popilations
a group of individuals that belong to the same species and live in the same area
community
assemblages of different popilations that live together in a defined area
ecosystem
a collection of all organisms that live in a particular place, together with their enviornment
biome
a group of ecosystems that have the same climate and domainant communities
biotic
living factors in an enviornment
abiotic
non living factors in an enviornment
producer
organism that can capture energy from sunlight or cemicals and use it to produce food from inorganic componds; autotroph
consumer
organism that relies on other organisms for its energy and food suply; heterotroph
decomposer
organism that breaks down and obtains energy from dead organic matter
biomagnification
the accumulation of a harmful substance (cup lab)
niche
the full range of physical and biological conditions in which an organism lives and the way in which the organism uses thoes conditions
competition
occures when organisms of the same or different species attempt to us an ecogical resource in the sane place at the same time
ecological succession
the series of predictable changes that ocurs in a comunity over time
tropical rain forest
hot and wet all year
desert
low parcipitation and temperature varies
marine
varies
tundra
strong winds, low precipitation, short summers, long cold winters, perminantly frozen ground.
taiga
short summers, long and cold winters
temperate deciduous forest
cold winters, warm summers, parcipitation all year
grasslands
warm to hot summers, cold winters, seasonal precipition
latitude and biome
lower the lat the higher the temp
mutualism
both species benefit from the relationship
commensalism
one members of the association benifits and the other had no effect
paasitism
one organism lives on or inside another organism and harms it
predation
interaction in which one organism captures and deeds on another organism
decomposer
organism that breaks down and obtains energy from dead organic matter