Ecology-study of interactions between living things in their enviorment

Organism –
Individual living thing such as an alligator

Population
Group of same species that live together in one area (alligators,birds,frogs

Community
Group of the different species that live in the same area

Ecosystem
Living and nonliving things in an area

Biome
Regional or global community of organisms

Biotic factors
Living things

Abiotic factors
Non-living things

Biodiversity
The variety of living things in an environment

Producer
Get their energy from non living things(sun)

Consumers
Get their energy from living organisms

Ecology
Study of interactions between living things and their environments

Chemosynthesis
Process by which organisms form carbohydrates using chemicals rather than light

Food chain
Sequence that links species by feeding their relationship

Herbivore
Plant eaters

Carnivores
Meat eaters

Omnivores
Plant and meat eaters

Dettritvores
Organisms that eat dead organic matter

Deconposers
Dettritvotes that break down organic matter into simpler compounds

Specialist
Consumer that primarily eats one organism

Generalist
Consumers that have a large variety in their diet

Trophic levels
Level of nourishment in a food chain

Food web
Model that shows the complex network of feeding relationships

Nitrogen fixation
Certain types of bacteria convert nitrogen into nitrates.which are used by plants to Make amino acids

Biomass
Measure of the total mass of organisms in a given area

Habitat
All the biotic and abiotic factors that a species needs to survive ,stay healthy,and reproduce