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    • Keywords
      • ecosystem
        • Habitat
          • Population
            • Community
              • Niche
                • Tropic levels
                  • each link in the chain is the next tropic level
                • the role of the organism in a community
              • a group of populations of different species interacting in the same habitat
            • a group of organisms of the same species which breed together in the same habitat
          • the place where an organism lives
        • a self contained environment living and nonliving
    • Ecological Techniques
      • Abundance
        • ACFOR (Abundant, Common, Frequent, Occasional Rare)
          • % coverage, light traps, capture and recapture techniques
      • Distribution
        • line transect (belt)
          • uninterrupted/ interrupted
    • Stats testing
      • Spearmans Rank
        • Correlation
          • 0.05 degrees of freedom
      • T Test
        • Compare 2 areas
          • 0.05 degrees of freedom
    • NPP/GPP
      • NPP = GPP-R
    • Nitrogen Cycle
    • Succession
      • Colonisation - rock and hard conditions - mosses - decomposition
        • Pioneer Species
          • Herbaceous Plants
            • Shrubs and Bushes
              • Climax Community
    • Carbon Cycle
    • Climate Change
      • enhanced greenhouse effect and over fishing
    • Cites
      • Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species
        • Promotes conservation, sustainability of resources and avoidance of extinction of species
    • Pyramids
      • Number
        • least accurate but easiest to measure
      • Biomass
        • it doesnt take into account rate of production dehydration kills organism but a compromise of others
      • Energy
        • hard to measure but most accurate
    • Biotic/Abiotic
      • Biotic
        • Predator to Prey relationship
          • Territorial Behaviour
            • Reproduction
              • Parasites
                • Competition for resources
                  • Intraspecific (between same species)
                  • Interspecific (between species)
      • Abiotic
        • Light Intensity
          • Wind and water currents
            • Temperature
              • Water availability
                • Oxygen availability
                  • Edaphic Factors (soil composition

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