Ecosystems (and Keywords)

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What is Ecology the study of?
Ecology is the study of interactions between non-living components of the environment.
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List some non-living components of the environment. (5 Points)
Light/ Water/ Wind/ Nutrients in soil (minerals)/ Heat/ Solar radiation/ Atmosphere.
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Define habitat.
A place where a specific organism lives.
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Define population.
The total number of organisms of a particular species found in an ecosystem AT ANY GIVEN TIME.
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Define community.
The population of ALL the different species found in a particular ecosytem.
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Define producer.
Plants which photosynethesise to produce food.
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Define consumer.
Animals that eat plants or other animals.
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Define decomposer.
They decay (break down) dead materials and help to recycle nutrients (food). E.g. Bacteria, fungi.
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Define abiotic.
Non-living components of the environment (e.g. Light)
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List some non-living components of the environment. (5 Points)

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Light/ Water/ Wind/ Nutrients in soil (minerals)/ Heat/ Solar radiation/ Atmosphere.

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Define habitat.

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Define population.

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Define community.

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