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Ecology Stack

For science warmup 1/4/2017, and for the test on 1/24/2017

TermDefinition
Ecology The study of Earth's ecosystems
Ecosystem A system that includes all living organisms in an area, as well as their environment, functioning together as a unit
Dynamic Always changing
Organism Any single living thing, made of cells, such as an animal, plant, fungus, or bacterium.
The two factors that make up an ecosystem Biotic and Abiotic factors
Biotic A living component of an ecosystem
Abiotic A non-living component of an ecosystem
Levels of Organization (smallest to largest possible) Individual, Population, Community, Ecosystem, Biome, and Biosphere
The Biosphere The part of Earth where all living things exist, containing all of the ecosystems on Earth
Biome A very large *community*of plants and animals
Community A group of different kinds of species, living in the same area, commonly interacting with each other
Population A group of individuals belonging to the same species that live in the same region at the same time
Individual A single living being, commonly referred to as an organism
Biodiversity A wide variety (diversity) of living things (bio)
What Biodiversity is essential to A healthy ecosystem
Habitat The place where an organism or a population normally lives or can be found
Created by: constellynxtion