adapt: to adjust to new or changed conditions
adaptation: the process of making adjustments to new conditions
bacteria: the plural term for bacterium meaning one-celled microorganisms
community: in ecology a group of animal and plant species living together and having close interactions, especially through food relationships.
condition: anything that modifies or restricts the nature, existence, or occurrence of something else.
ecosystem: a system made up of a community of animals, plants, and bacteria and its interrelated physical and chemical environment.
elements: the natural environment consisting of earth, air, fire and water.
environment: the result of all the elements that influence living things in a given area
evaporate: to change into a vapor gas
evolve: to gradually change over time
evolution: the process of evolving
food web: a group of plant and animal life whose nutritional needs are provided by one another
fungus: any plant life that does not have flowers, leaves or chlorophyll (what makes plants green). Most common examples are mushrooms, mold and mildew
guano: the waste from bats and birds
humid: moist, damp conditions