Abiotic: non-living factors in an ecosystem.
Autotroph: another name for a producer.
Biogeography: the study of the distribution of animals and plants, their physical processes, and their spatial patterns.
Biome: geographic area that is similar.
Biotic: living factors in an ecosystem.
Carnivores: animals that eat other animals.
Community: all the populations that live together in an ecosystem.
Consumers: organisms that eat other organisms to obtain energy.
Decomposer: organisms that eat dead matter.
Ecology: the study of how the living and nonliving things in an ecosystem affect each other
Ecosystem: a certain place and its living and nonliving things
Habitat: the environment in which an organism lives.
Herbivores: animals that eat plants.
Heterotroph: another name for a consumer.
Limiting Factor: abiotic factor in an ecosystem that prevent organisms from flourishing either because there is too much or too little of it.
Nutrients: proteins, minerals and carbohydrates life needs to sustain itself.
Omnivores: animals that eat both plants and animals.
Organic matter: remains of once living creatures.
pH: measure of the acidity of water.
Population: composed of organisms that all belong to the same species.
Producers: organisms that can produce their own energy.
Topography: Shape of surface land.