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A graphical model of energy flow in a community. The different levels represent different groups of organisms that might compose a food chain.





Energy pyramid

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A system of interlocking and interdependent food chains.





Food web

3

To break down into simple nutrients





Decomposer

4

A hierarchical series of organisms each dependent on the next as a source of food.





Food chain

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Bearing





Coniferous

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A heterotrophic organism that feeds on other organisms in a food chain.






Consumer

7

A large region of Earth that has a certain climate and certain types of living things.





Biome

8





Broadleaved





Deciduous

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The branch of biology the deals with the relations of organisms to one another and their surroundings





Ecology

10

A series of events that are regularly repeated in the same order





Cycle

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The series of processes of which nitrogen and its compounds are interconverted in the environment and in living organisms, including nitrogen fixation and decomposition





Nitrogen cycle

12

An animal, either an animal or plant, that influences or affects the ecosystem





Biotic Factors

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The cycle of processes of which water circulates between the Earth's oceans, atmosphere and land, involving precipitation as rain at snow, drainage in streams and rivers, and return to the atmosphere by evaporation and transpiration





Water cycle

14

A nonliving condition or thing, as climate or habitat, that influences or effects an ecosystem and the organisms in it





Abiotic Factor

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A system of interlocking and interdependent food chains.





Food web

16

To break down into simple nutrients





Decomposer

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A hierarchical series of organisms each dependent on the next as a source of food.





Food chain

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Bearing





Coniferous

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A heterotrophic organism that feeds on other organisms in a food chain.






Consumer

20

A large region of Earth that has a certain climate and certain types of living things.





Biome

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Broadleaved





Deciduous

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The branch of biology the deals with the relations of organisms to one another and their surroundings





Ecology

23

A series of events that are regularly repeated in the same order





Cycle

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The series of processes of which nitrogen and its compounds are interconverted in the environment and in living organisms, including nitrogen fixation and decomposition





Nitrogen cycle

25

An animal, either an animal or plant, that influences or affects the ecosystem





Biotic Factors

26

The cycle of processes of which water circulates between the Earth's oceans, atmosphere and land, involving precipitation as rain at snow, drainage in streams and rivers, and return to the atmosphere by evaporation and transpiration





Water cycle

27

A nonliving condition or thing, as climate or habitat, that influences or effects an ecosystem and the organisms in it





Abiotic Factor

28

A person, company, or country the
At makes, grows, or supplies goods or communities for sale.

Producer

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The series of processes by which carbon compounds are interconverted in the environment, chiefly involving the incorporation of carbon dioxide into living tissue by photosynthesis and its return to the atmosphere through respiration, the decay of dead organisms, and the burning of fossil fuels.

Carbon cycle

30

An animal that naturally preys on others

Predator

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An animal that is hunted and killed by another for food

Prey

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A number of people or things sharing a specified characteristic and following one after the other

Succession