Ecology A2 - basic terms

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  • Ecology- basic terms
    • abiotic
      • any non-living or physical factor
    • biotic
      • any living or biological factor
    • biosphere
      • the part of the planet Earth where life occurs (including sea, air and land)
    • ecosystem
      • a reasonably self-contained area together with its living organisms
    • habitat
      • a place where community of organisms lives
    • microhabitat
      • a localised specific habitat within a larger habitat
    • population
      • members of the same species living in one habitat
    • community
      • all populations of different organisms living and interacting in a particular place at the same time
    • niche
      • how an organism fits into environment


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