Ecology Terms & Definitions

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Ecology
The study of living organisms in relation to their environment
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Ecosystem
A natural unit consisting of biotic & abiotic components interacting to produce a stable system
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Habitat
The place or environment in which organisms live
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Population
A group of individuals of the same species occurring within a defined area
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Community
A collection of populations of animals & plants that occur naturally together in a defined area called a habitat
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Interspecific Competition
Competition between members of different species
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Infraspecific Competition
Competition between members of the same species
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Niche
The pace & role occupied by an organism in a community
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Species
A group of individuals of common ancestry that closely resemble each other & are normally capable of interbreeding to produce fertile offspring
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Biodiversity
The range & variety of living organisms within a given ecosystem, biome or for the entire Earth
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Biotic Factors
Factors resulting from living parts of an ecosystem
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Abiotic Factors
Factors resulting from non-living parts of an ecosystem
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Distribution
The geographical area in which a species lives
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Abundance
The number of individuals of a species found within an area
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A natural unit consisting of biotic & abiotic components interacting to produce a stable system

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The place or environment in which organisms live

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A group of individuals of the same species occurring within a defined area

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A collection of populations of animals & plants that occur naturally together in a defined area called a habitat

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