Ecosystems Definitions 2

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Define the term 'microhabitat'
The smallest part of the environment that supports a population
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Define the term 'ecological niche'
The role an animal or plant species plays within the environment, the status of an organism within its environment which affects its survival.
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Define the term 'producer'
Autotrophic organisms that convert light energy to chemical energy, which they then supply to consumers.
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Define the term 'consumer'
Living organisms that feed on other living organisms.
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Define the term 'decomposer'
Organisms that feed on dead organic matter, releasing molecules, minerals and energy that become available to other organisms in that ecosystem.
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Define the term 'trophic level'
The level at which an organism feeds in a food chain.
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