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science/ habitat

habitat and niche

biosphere groups of environmental communities with similar climates and ecological systems
ecosystem ecological system of living things and non living thimgs
biome a complex biotic community charactarized by distinctive plant and animal species and maintained under the climatic conditions of the region
communities all the living things within an ecosystem
population all interbreeding members of one within an ecosystem
habitat the natural environment of an organism, found within an ecosystem
4 components of habitats food, water, shelter and space
niche the role that an organism plays in the ecosystem- what it eats, where it lives, what it does, how it acts, how it protects itself, etc. an organism's fit into its environment
biodiversity variation of living organisms within an ecosystem
symbiosis relationship of 2 living organisms that live together in the same environment
mutualism a symbiotic relationship in which both species benefit
commensilasm a symbiotic relationship in which one species benefits and the other is unaffected
parasitism a symbiotic relationship in which one species benefits and the other is harmed
non symbiosis two species involved cannot live together
commensilasm examples sqirrel and oak tree, hermit crab and shell, starlings and cattle
parasitism examples lice and humans, fungus and trees, kudzu and native louisiana plants
mutualism examples cattle egrets and cows, bees and flowers,
levels of organization bioshere, ecosystem, community, population
Created by: Cheyenne13