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biology 11.1 The Science Of Ecology

total mass of organisms at a trophic level
feeding position in a food chain or food web, such as producer, primary consumer, or secondary consumer
nonliving aspect of the environment such as sunlight and soil
producer that uses energy from chemical compounds to make food by chemosynthesis
physical environment in which a species lives and to which it has become adapted
organism that breaks down the remains of dead organisms and other organic wastes
decomposer that consumes detritus
decomposer such as a fungus or protozoan that feeds on any remaining organic matter that is left after other decomposers do their work
diagram that represents multiple intersecting pathways through which energy and matter flow through an ecosystem
diagram that represents a single pathway through which energy and matter flow through an ecosystem
consumer that eats producers such as plants or algae
consumer that eats animals
role of a species in its ecosystem that includes all the ways the species interacts with the biotic and abiotic factors of the ecosystem
producer that uses energy from sunlight to make food by photosynthesis
living aspects of the environment, including organisms of the same and different species
substance composed of dead leaves, other plant remains, and animal feces that collects on the soil or at the bottom of a body of water
decomposer that consumers the soft tissues of dead animals
branch of biology that is the study of how living things interact with each other and with their environment
consumer that eats both plants and animals