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Define community

A group of living organisms in an environment

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Define ecology and ecosystem

Ecology- the study of living organism and how they interact with each other.
Ecosystem- a specific area where organisms live in.

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Biotic features of an environment

Plants and animals

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Abiotic features of an environment

Sunlight, temperature, radiation, humidity, atmosphere

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Autotroph and heterotroph

Autotroph- a producer that makes organic compounds from simple substances present in its surroundings.
Heterotroph- plants and algae, can use energy from sunlight

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Herbivores carnivores and omnivore

Herbivores- eats plants
Carnivores- eats meat
Omnivores- eats meat and plants

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Law of conservation

Energy is neither created or destroyed instead it is moved from one form to another.

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Importance of cycling materials in an ecosystem

Materials like nitrogen can be limiting factors in the ecosystem function.

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Biosphere

The main component of the earths systems, they include the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere. It includes all living organisms on earths

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Greenhouse effect

The natural process that warms the earths surface

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Global warming

The gradual increase in the average temperature of the earths atmosphere

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Define abiotic and biotic

Abiotic- non-living organisms in an ecosystem
Biotic- living organisms in an ecosystem