Scientific study of interactions among organism and between organism and their environment
Ecology
Part of earth in which life exist including land, water, and air atmosphere
Biosphere
All the organism that live in a place, together non-living environment
Ecosystem
Group of individuals of the same species that live in the same area
Population
Assemblage of different populations that live together in a defined area
Community
A group of ecosystems that share similar climates and typical organisms
Biome
Any living part of the environment with which an organism might interact
Biotic
Physical, or nonliving, factor that shapes an ecosystem
Abiotic
Organisms that is able to capture the energy from sunlight or chemicals and use it to produce it's own food inorganic compounds; also called producer
Autotroph
Primary producers are the first producer of energy-rich compounds that are later used by other organisms
Producer
Process used plants and other autotrophs to capture light energy and use it to power chemical reaction that convert carbon dioxide ad water into oxygen and energy-rich carbohydrates such as sugar and starches
Photosynthesis
Process in which chemicals energy is used to produce carbohydrates
Chemotroph
Must acquire energy from other organisms
Heterotroph
Organisms that rely on other organisms for energy and nutrients
Consumer
Obtain energy and nutrients by eating plant leaves, roots, seeds, or fruits.
Herbivores
Kill and eat other animals
Carnivores
Organisms that obtain energy by both eating plants and animals
Omnivores
Organisms that feeds on plant and animal remains and other dead matters
Detritivores
Organism that break down and obtain energy dead organic matter
Decomposers
Animal that consumes the carcasses of other animals
Scavengers

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