Pathway of elements like carbon and nitrogen through the non-living and living parts of the ecosystem.
Living aspects of the environment.
Organism that must eat or consume other organisms to obtain energy and nutrients.
Study of how living organisms interact with each other and with their environment.
All of the living things and non-living things interacting in the same area.
Ecological or environmental area where a particular species live.
Process by which specific organisms (including all plants) use the sun's energy to make their own food from carbon dioxide and water; process that converts the energy of the sun, or solar energy, into carbohydrates, a type of chemical energy.
Group of organisms belonging to the same species that live in the same area and interact with one another.
Organism that can absorb the energy of the sun and convert it into food through the process of photosynthesis; i.e. plants and algae.
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