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