an organism that uses energy from the sun or chemicals and convert it into forms that living calls can use, also known as an organism that produces its own food
a type of consumer that kills and eats other animals
process by which chemical energy is used to produce carbohydrates
an organism that relies on other organism for energy
an organism that feeds by chemically breaking down other organisms
an organism that feeds on detritus, or small pieces of dead and decaying plants and animals
a series of organisms interrelated in their feeding habits, the smallest being fed upon by a larger one, which in turn feeds a still larger one, etc.
a series of organisms related by predator-prey and consumer-resource interactions; the entirety of interrelated food chains in an ecological community.
an organism that obtains energy by feeding on plants parts
a consumer that ingests other organism for energy
an animal that eats both plants and animal
omnivore-rich compounds that have been killed by predators or died of natural causes
process that uses light energy to power chemical reactions that convert carbon dioxide and water into oxygen and carbohydrates
the aggregate of plants and plantlike organisms in plankton.
autotroph or the first producer of energy-rich compound that are later used by other organism
any class of organisms that occupy the same position in a food chain, as primary consumers, secondary consumers, and tertiary consumers.