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Water located within the rocks below the Earth's surface.
Ground Water
Anything that has volume and mass
Matter
The burning of fuel
combustion
The development of a community where no life has existed before
Primary Succession
The process of changing atmospheric nitrogen into forms that plants can use
Nitrogen fixation
Sugar molecules are broken down to release energy
Respiration
The movement of carbon through the environment and living things.
Carbon Cycle
Water, in solid or liquid form, that falls from the atmosphere to the earth
Precipitation
The movement of water among the oceans, atmosphere, land, and living things
Water Cycle
The ecological development of a community
Succession
The breakdown of dead materials
Decomposition
The movement of nitrogen through the environment and living organisms.
Nitrogen Cycle
The redevelopment of a community after an ecological disturbance.
Secondary Succession
The first species to colonize a lifeless area.
Pioneer Species