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Ecology is the study of between living things and their environment. A is the place where a plant or an animal lives. An is a community of plants and animals that live, feed, reproduce and interact in the same area. Plants that make their own food are known as . Consumers are that feed on plants or other organisms. An animal that eats plant material only is known as a , a carnivore eats while an omnivore eats both and animals. A is an organism that feeds on plants and animals. A food consists of organisms laid out in the order in which one is eaten by the other. Two or more food chains make up a food .
A structure that helps an organism to survive is known as an . Owls have adapted sharp talons on their feet for catching prey. is the struggle between species for limited in a habitat. Animals compete for food and shelter, while plants compete for sunlight, water and minerals. Interdependence is where species rely on each other to . Humans depend on plants for , while plants depend on humans respiring in order to obtain dioxide needed for photosynthesis.