Chapter_54_Key_Terms_Freeman

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Chapter 54 Key Terms Freeman Biochemical Cycle o Any of the various nutrient circuits, which involve both biotic and abiotic components of ecosystems. Consumer o An organism that consumes food created by other organisms; not a primary producer. Decomposer Food Web o An ecological network of detritus, decomposers that eat detritus, and predators and parasites of the decomposers. Ecosystem o All the organisms in a given area as well as the abiotic factors with which they interact; a community and its physical environment. Eutrophication o A process by which nutrients, particularly phosphorus and nitrogen, become highly concentrated in a body of water, leading to increased growth of organisms such as algae. Cultural eutrophication refers to situations where the nutrients added to the water body originate mainly from human sources, such as agricultural drainage or sewage. Food Chain
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course BIO 1111 taught by Professor Hassan during the Spring '08 term at Temple.

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