Ecology

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Ecology
The study of organisms in relation to the environment.
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Habitat
Where an organism lives - all the conditions that surround a living organism.
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Population
A group of organisms of the same species living in a habitat
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Community
All the populations of different organisms that live together in a habitat.
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Ecosystem
A community and the habitat in which it lives.
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Niche
The role (or job) of a species in it's ecosystem - no two species can have the same niches in a habitat.
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carnivore
An animal that eats meat or flesh only.
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emigration
The action of leaving a country to move permanently somewhere else.
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herbivore
An animal that feeds only on plants.
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immigration
The action of coming to live permanently in another country.
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invertebrate
An animal without a backbone.
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organism
Living entity, eg animals, plants or microorganisms.
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pH
Scale of acidity or alkalinity. A pH (power of hydrogen) level below 7 is acidic, a pH level above 7 is alkaline.
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population
All of the members of a single species that live within a geographical area.
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quadrat
A square frame of known area used for sampling the abundance and distribution of slow or non-moving organisms.
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reproducibility
The ability of a measurement, test or observation to be reproduced in order to increase validity of the conclusion.
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species
Used in the classification of living organisms, referring to related organisms capable of interbreeding.
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validity
The extent to which a measurement, test or observation can be repeated or reproduced to get similar data to support a conclusion.
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Where an organism lives - all the conditions that surround a living organism.

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Habitat

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A group of organisms of the same species living in a habitat

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All the populations of different organisms that live together in a habitat.

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A community and the habitat in which it lives.

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