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Organisms that use energy from the sun to complete make their own food.

producers

Organisms that must eat to get energy

consumers

organisms the break down dead materials and return the nutrients to the soil

decomposers

Consumers that eat dead animals

Scavengers

Living factors in an ecosystem

biotic

non-living factors in an ecosystem

abiotic

a large community of plants and animals that occupy a distinct region

biome

dense vegetation; found typically in tropical areas with consistently heavy rainfall.

Tropical Rain Forest

vast, flat, treeless region in which the subsoil is permanently frozen; mosses and lichen grow here

Tundra

Summer temperatures can be well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, while winter temperatures can be as low as -40 degrees Fahrenheit. They typically have between 10 and 35 inches of precipitation a year, much of it occurring in the late spring and early summer. Very few trees grow here, however there is an abundance of grasses.

Grassland

broad-leaf forests are dominated by trees that lose their leaves each year. They are found in areas with warm, moist summers and mild winters.

Temperate Deciduous Forest

The winters are very cold with only snowfall. The summers are warm, rainy, and humid. A lot of coniferous trees grow here.

Taiga