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Ecology

TermDefinition
Environment- all of the physical, chemical, and biological conditions that act on a community
Ecology the study of the interactions of organisms and the environment
Biosphere - the part of the Earth that holds life
Ecosystems the community of interdependent organisms and their environment
Abiotic Factors the nonliving part of the environment
Biotic Factors the living part of the environment
Population the organisms of the same species that share a habitat/members of the same species that live in the same area
Community the group of different species living and interacting in an area
Habitat where an organism lives
Niche the behaviors and resources that an organism is adapted to use
Biodiversity the number and variety of different species in a given area
Biomes - a distinct region defined by its climate, geography, and organisms
Limiting Factors factors that restrict the growth of a population
Carrying Capacity the largest population that an area can support
Chemosynthesis making organic compounds using chemical instead of sunlight
Trophic level the feeding level in a food chain
food chain a connection showing the movement of matter or energy between organisms
Biomass the total amount of living material in an area
Humus - the rich part of soil consisting of decaying plant and animal material
Created by: AMELIAN