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respiration

the conversion of oxygen by living things into the energy by which they continue life.

biodiversity

is the term given to the variety of life on Earth.

decomposer

are organisms that break down dead or decaying organisms, and in doing so, carry out the natural process of decomposition.

climate

is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a particular area.

biome

a large community of plants and animals that occupies a distinct region.

ecosystem

is a community of living organisms in conjunction with the nonliving components of their environment.

community

an interacting group of various species in a common location.

producer

an autotrophic organism that serves as a source of food for other organisms in a food chain.

consumer

organisms of an ecological food chain that receive energy by consuming other organisms.