chapter 2 voca./terms

Term Definition
community the group of living things of different species found in an ecosystem
ecosystem all living and nonliving things that interact with one another in a given area
population all the members of the same type of organism living in an ecosystem
biome a large group of simlar ecosystems
climate the normal pattern of weather in an area over many years
desert a very dry area
taiga an area that has long. severe winters, and short, cool summers
temperate forests forests that experience four distinct seasons: summer, fall, winter, and spring
tropical rain forests forests in regions that are very warm and very rainy
tundra Earth's coldest biome
food chain the description of how energy in an ecsosytem flows from one organism to another
food web the description of all the food chains in an ecosystem

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