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habitat
the place where a species lives
food web
a combination of all the food chains in a community
niche
the role of a species in an ecosystem
respiration
the process by which organisms use oxygen and sugar to release energy
population
all of the members of one species that live in the same area
producer
an organism that uses sunlight to make sugar from water and carbon dioxide
community
all the populations living together in one area
scavenger
an animal that feeds on the bodies of dead organisms
ecosystem
all the living and nonliving parts in an area
photosynthesis
the process by which plants use sunlight to make sugar from water and carbon dioxide
consumers
an organism that consumes other organisms for food
energy pyramid
a diagram that compares the amount of energy available at each position, or level in the feeding order
decomposer
an organism that helps to break down and decay dead organisms and the wastes of living organisms
ecology
the study of the relationships among the living and nonliving parts of an area