Chapter 55: Community Ecology -- KEY TERMS & DEFINITIONS

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Department
Biological Sciences
Course
BIOA02H3
Professor
Kamini Persaud
Semester
Winter

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Key TermsChapter 55: Community Ecology 55.1- What are ecological communities? community: species that live and interact in an area trophic level: consists of the organisms whose energy source has passed through the same number of steps to reach them primary producers: photosynthesizersplants (autotrophs) primary consumers: organisms that eat plants (herbivores) secondary consumers: organisms that eat herbivores decomposers: organisms that eat the dead bodies of organisms or their waste products food chain: a sequence of interactions in which a plant is eaten by an herbivore, which is in turn eaten by a secondary consumer, and so on. Food chains are usually interconnected to makfe ooad web. Biomass: distribution of energy 55.2-What proces
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