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Environmental Scienc

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Biodiversity The diversity of plant and animal life in a particular habitat or in the world as a whole.
Population A group of organisms of one species that interbreed and live in the same place at the same time.
Ecosystem A system that includes all the biotic (living) and abiotic (nonliving) factors in an area functioning together as a unit.
Niche The role or function of an organism or species in an ecosystem (an Oganisms Job)
Habitat A place where an organism or a biological population is adapted to live.
Community An ecological unit composed of a group of organisms or a population of different species occupying a particular area, usually interacting with each other and their environment.
Biome A major ecological community of organisms adapted to a particular climatic or environmental condition on a large geographic area in which they occur.
Symbiosis A close, long-term association between organisms of different species.
Diurnal The active behavior of an animal or plant during the day followed by inactiveity at night)
Endangered species Any species that is highly likely to become extinct in the near future.
Threatened species Any of the species vulnerable to becoming endangered within all or much of its range in the near future.
Extinct When and entire species dies out.
Nocturnal The active behavior of an animal or plant during the night folowed inactiveity during the day
Species An individual belonging to a group of organisms having common characteristics and capable of mating with one another to produce fertile offspring. It must also be ecologically and recognisably the same.
Adaptation The adjustment or changes in behavior, physiology, and/or structure of an organism to become more suited to an environment.
Acclimation The adaptation to a new or changed environment.
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