Ecology vocab

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Ecology vocab
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  1. composed of all the physical, chemical, and biological factors that a species needs to survive, stay healthy, and reproduce
    niche
  2. combined biotic and abiotic factors found in the area where an organism lives
    habitat
  3. an interspecies interaction in which both organisms benefit from one another
    mutualism
  4. ecological relationship in which one organism benefits by harming another organism
    parasitism
  5. ecological relationship in which one species receives a benefit but the other but the other species is not affected one way or another
    commensalism
  6. organism that obtains its energy by eating both plants and animals
    omnivore
  7. detritivore that breaks down organic matter into simpler compounds, returning nutrients back into an ecosystem
    decomposer
  8. carnivores that eat herbivores
    secondary consumer
  9. herbivores bc they are the first consumer above the producer trohpic level
    primary consumer
  10. organism that obtains its energy and nutrients by eating other organisms
    consumer
  11. organism that obtains energy by eating only animals
    carnivore
  12. organism that obtains its energy from abiotic sources, such as sunlight or inorganic chemicals
    producer
  13. organism that obtains energy by eating only plants
    herbivore
  14. nonliving factor in an ecosystem, such as moisture, temp, wind
    herbivore
  15. living things such as plants, animals, fungi, and bacteria, sunlight, soil, and minerals
    Biotic
  16. model that shows the complex network of feeding relationships within an ecosystem
    food web
  17. collection of organisms and nonliving things, such as climate, soil, water, rocks, in an area
    ecosystem

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