Description

A diagram showing all of the interconnected food chains in an ecosystem
Large variety of organisms and species in an ecosystem
An organism that breaks down dead organisms
A diagram that shows how energy decreases as it travels through the trophic levels of a food chain
A diagram showing a single pathway of energy transfer an ecosystem
An organism that eats both plants and animals
An organism that eats only other animals
An organism that eats only other plants
When two organisms fight over the same resource
All of the different populations of organisms living in an area
All of the living space on earth
Living and nonliving things interacting in an area
All of the members of the same species in an area
The organism that is hunted
The organism that hunts others for food
A trait that helps an organism survive
The scarcest resource that limits a population's size
The largest population size an ecosystem can hold
A type of relationship where one organism benefits while the other organism is harmed
A type of symbiosis where one species benefits and the other is not helped or harmed
A type of symbiosis where two organisms benefit from their relationship with each other
A relationship where to species interact and one is benefitted
Living part of the environment; includes anything made by a living organism
Non living part of the environment
Any organism able to make its own food (aka Producer)
An organism that has to eat other living things to survive (aka consumer)
Used by organisms to do everything it needs to live
Third level consumer. Often top of the food chain
The 1st level consumer. Eats producers

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