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all of the earth's ecosytems

biosphere

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Community of different species interacting with one another

ecosystem

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Land portion of the biosphere; distinct climate and specific life-forms adapted for life within that climate

biome

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Non-living components
(Water, air, nutrients and solar energy)

abiotic

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Living components
(Plants, animals, microorganisms)

biotic

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the full range of conditions under which an organism can exist

fundamental niche

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the portion of the fundamental niche occupied in the presence of other species

realized niche

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Species feeds on part of another organism

parasitism

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Relationship that benefits one species but neither helps nor harms the other

commensalism`

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Succession that occurs where no ecosystem existed before. (Start with Rock)

primary succession

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Succession that occurs where an ecosystem previously existed (Start with Soil)

secondary succession