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Biome: the largest division of the biosphere.
Biosphere: the thin layer of air, land, and water on or near Earth’s surface in which all living things on Earth exists.
Climatograph: A graph of climate data for a specific region.
Ecosystem: a part of a biome in which abiotic components interact with biotic components.
Biodiversity: the variety of all living species of plants, animals, and micro-organisms on Earth.
Niche: The special role an organism plays in an ecosystem, including the way in which it contributes to and fits into environment.
Structural adaptations: a physical feature of an organism’s body having a specific function that contributes to survival of the organism.
Physiological: a physical and chemical event that occurs within the body of an organism that enables survival.
Behavioral: what an organism does to survive in the unique conditions of its environment.
Species: a group of closely related organisms.
Population: all members of a particular species.
Community: all the population of the different species.
Bioremediation: the use of organisms (micro or plants), to break down chemical pollutants in water or soil to reverse/lessen environmental damage.
Decomposition: breaking down of organic wastes and dead organisms.
Biodegradation: action of living things such as bacteria to break down dead organic matter.
Decomposer: change wastes and dead organisms into usable nutrients.
Detrivores: consumers that obtain their energy by eating bodies of small dead animals, plant matter, and animal wastes.
Herbivores: primary consumers that eat plants.
Carnivores: secondary consumers that eat primary consumers.
Omnivores: consumers that eat both plant and animal.
Natural selection: the process that makes change possible in living things.
Predator/prey cycle: predator-prey interactions in which one organism eat all or part of…...

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