Bio 10. Ecosystems

Populations of all different species of organisms living in a habitat
community
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Place where an organism lives
habitat
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The way organisms interact with the environment and each other
ecosystems
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All areas of the Earth's surface where organisms live
biosphere
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Major ecosystems of the world
biomes
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A self-sustaining community with relatively constant biodiversity and range of species
climax community
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Climax community resulting from human activity
plagioclimax
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Process by which communities colonise an area, and are replaced over time
succession
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Competition between members of the same species for limited resources
Intraspecific competition
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Competition between different species for the same resources
Interspecific competition
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Hypothesis for differences between data sets being due to chance
null hypothesis
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Position of an organism in a food chain
trophic level
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Rate at which the Sun's light catalyses the production of new plant material
GPP
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Material produced by photosynthesis stored as new plant body tissues
NPP
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Dating of past events using tree-growth rings
Dendrochronology
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Process by which gases in the atmosphere absorb and re-radiate the radiation from the Sun
greenhouse effect
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Poduction of a decent standard of living for everyone without compromising the need for future generations or of the ecosystems around us
sustainability
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Farming of fish in tanks or containers
aquaculture
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Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
CITES
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Produced by people
anthropogenic
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Place where an organism lives

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habitat

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The way organisms interact with the environment and each other

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All areas of the Earth's surface where organisms live

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Major ecosystems of the world

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