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Ecology

TermDefinition
Ecology Study of all the interactions among organisms and their envirnment
Abiotic Factor Any nonliving part of the environment,such as water,sunlight,and temperature
Biotic Factor Any living or once living organisms in the environment
Population All of the individuals of one species that live in the same space at the same time
Community All of the population of different species in a given area that interact in some way and depend on one another for food ,shelter,and other needs
Ecosystem All of 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 Earths surface,and the surrounding atmosphere include all biomes,ecosystems,communities and population
Population Density Number of individuals in a population that occupies an area of limited size
Limited Factor Any biotic or abiotic factors that limit the number of individuals in a population
Symbiosis Any close interaction among two or more different species,includes mutualism,commensalism,and parasites
Niche Role of an organism in the ecosystem,including what it eats,how it interacts with other organism ,and how it gets food
Habitat Place where an organism lives
Food Chain Model that describe how energy passes from one organism to another
Food Web Model that describes how energy from food moves through a community;a series of overlapping food chains
Water Cycle Continuous cycle of water molecules on Earth as rain or other precipitation,and flow into rivers and oceans through the process of evaporation,condensation,and precipitation.
Created by: Brandon_Boyd