Food Webs

An organism that produces its own food
Producer
A living organism that lives by eating other organisms
Consumer
A community of organisms and their environment
Ecosystem
Organisms that break down dead organisms
Decomposers
Organisms that hunt and feed on other organisms
Predator
Organisms that are eaten or consumed by other organism
Prey
An organism that (often unknowingly) shelters a parasite
Host
An organism that shelters on or in another organism at the organisms expense
Parasite
A relationship of two different organisms in which only one of the organism benefits
Symbiosis/Symbiotic Relationship
Nonliving parts of an ecosystem such as light, temperature, weather, soil and water
Abiotic Factors
Living parts of an ecosystem
Biotic Factors
All the organisms of a species that live in the same place at the same time
Population
All of the populations that live in an area at the same time
Community
Place where an organism lives
Habitat
A large group of ecosystems that have similar climates and organisms
Biome
An animal that eats mainly producers
Herbivore
A consumer that eats mainly other animals
Carnivore
A consumer that eats both producers and other consumers
Omnivore
A carnivore that feeds on other animals that are already dead or been killed
Scavenger
Shows the energy flow from one organism to the next
Food Chain
Shows the interconnected food chains in an ecosystem
Food Web
The representation of the decrease in energy from level to level
Energy Pyramid
The name associated with each level in an ecosystem
Trophic Level