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biotic

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describes living factors in the enviroment

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abiotic

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describes nonliving part of the environment

3
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population

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a group of organisms of the same species that live in a specific geographical area

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community

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all the populations of species that live in the same habitat and interact with eachother

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ecosystem

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the biological community of interacting organisms and their environment

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biosphere

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the part of the earth where life exists

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herbivore

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eats plants

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carnivore

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eats meat

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omnivore

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eats plants and meat

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food chain

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shows how each living thing gets food

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food web

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a system of interlocking and interdependent food chains.

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energy pyramid

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a graphical model of energy flow in a community

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carrying capacity

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the number of people, other living organisms, or crops that a region can support without environmental degradation.

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prey

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hunt and kill of food