Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Didn't know it?
click below
Knew it?
click below
Don't know
Remaining cards (0)
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Intro to Ecology

Ecology -The study of how organisms interact with one another other and the environment they live in.
Five major levels we study ecology at -Individual to Population to Community to Ecosystem to Biosphere
Individual Organisms -Smallest unit we study ecology at -One Organism
Population -Second smallest level of ecology after individual organisms. -Defined as a group of organisms from SAME species living in SAME place at the SAME time.
Community -Third level of studying ecology after population. -Defined as ALL LIVING things living on a specific reef on an island in Indonesia. -Biologists might study how a particular reef is doing but only looking at the living organisms.
Ecosystem -Fourth level of studying ecology after community. -Defined as ALL LIVING AND NON-LIVING components on a specific reef on an island in Indonesia. -Biologists might study how a particular reef is doing but also looking at the non-living factors.
Biosphere -Fifth & Broadest level of studying ecology after ecosystem. -Defined as all the ecosystems on Earth put together or looking at issues on a planetary level.
"Patchy" -Term used to describe how the biosphere is broken up into many different habitats.
Habitat -Specific places in the planet where organisms live.
Abiotic Factors -"A" means without and "bio" means life. -Defined as the non-living parts of a habitat such as sunlight, rainfall, humidity, temperature, and so on that influence what organisms can live there.
Biotic Factors -The living components in a habitat. -Living organisms interact with one another and end up altering the environment itself.
Sunlight -Key abiotic factor needed for photosynthesis.
Water -Key abiotic factor needed for photosynthesis and respiration.
Microclimates -Small habitats within a larger habitat created by small changes in abiotic factors.
Zonation -Microhabitats present Horizontal in a habitat. -Abiotic factors vary along the ground (horizontally).
Stratification -Microhabitats present vertical in a habitat. -Abiotic factors vary from ground to tree level in the climate (vertically).
Created by: Sturgeon42659



Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards