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ecology terms

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Ecology study of all the interactions among organisms and their environment.
Abiotic factor Any non-living part of the environment such as water,sunlight,temperature,and air.
Biotic factor any living or once living organism in an environment
Population all of the individuals of one species that live in the same space at the same time.
Community all the populations of different spieces in a given are that interact in the same way and depend on one another for food and water.
Ecosystem all the communities in a given area and the abiotic factors that effect them.
Biosphere part of earth that supports life-the top part of earths crust,all the waters covering the earth surface,and the surrounding atmosphere.
population destiny number of individuals in a population that occupations area of limited size.
limiting factor any biotic or abiotic factor that limits the number of individuals in a population
symbosis any close interaction among two or more different species,including mutralism, and how it gets food
niche role of an organism in the ecosystem,including what it eats ,how it interacts with other organism ,and how it gets its food
habitat a place where an organism lives
food chain model that describes how energy passes from one organism to the next
food web model that describes the energy from food moves through a community
water cycle continuous cycle of water molecules on the earth throughout the process of evaporation,condensation,precipitation.
Created by: Collin_McCoin