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Ecology Unit Review

Ecology The study of organisms and their interactions with & within the environment
Levels of organization of an ecosystem Old People Can't Eat Baked Beans
Niche Role of an organism in its environment
Organism Any 1 living thing
Population All the individuals of one species in an area
Community All the individuals of ALL the species in an area
Ecosystem All the biotic & abiotic factors in an area
Biome Very large areas of earth with similar climates & ecosystems
Biosphere The portion of earth that actually supports life
Photosynthesis Carbon, Oxygen, Hydrogen
Adaptation A physical structure, behavior, or skill that provides an organism a better chance at surviving & reproducing
Adaptations Poison, Horns, Claws/fangs, Camouflage, Flight, Speed, Armor, Bad taste/smell, And courtship displays
Ecological Succession A predictable series of changes that an organism goes through time
Primary Succession Starting a new ecosystem from an empty habitat
Secondary Succession Establishing an ecosystem in an area with existing soil/organisms
Tundra Biome Northern parts of earth, low biodiversity
Taiga Biome Medium precipitation, long winters short summers
Deciduous Biome Few small plants
Grassland Biome Small plants and grasses
Created by: forster_891454