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Abiotic

Nonliving. In ecosystems, this is used to refer to nonliving components such as sunlight, wind, nutrients, and minerals.

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Nonliving. In ecosystems, this is used to refer to nonliving components such as sunlight, wind, nutrients, and minerals.

Abiotic

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Living. In ecosystems, biotic components include all living things.

Biotic

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An animal that feeds on plants.

Herbivore

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An animal that feeds on meat.

Carnivore

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An animal or person that eats food of both plant and animal origin.

Omnivore

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Any organism that produces its own food using matter and energy from the nonliving world.

Producer

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An animal that feeds on plants (in the food chain). A herbivore.

Primary consumer

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A carnivore that feeds only upon herbivores.

Secondary consumer

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An organism that breaks down the cells of dead plants and animals into simpler substances.

Decomposer

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The amount of living matter in a given habitat.

Biomass

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A graphic model used to show how the energy flows through a food chain.

Energy pyramid

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Any class of organisms that occupy the same position in a food chain.

Tropic level