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Define Ecology?
The study of inter-relationships between organisms and their environment.
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What is meant by the term 'abiotic'?
An ecological factor that makes up part of the non-biological environment of an organism (e.g.temp, pH, rainfall, humidity)
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What is meant by the term 'biotic'?
An ecological factor that makes part of the living environment of an organism (e.g. food availability, competition, predation)
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Define 'biosphere'?
The life-supporting layer of land, air and water that surrounds the Earth.
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Give the two major processes to be considered when looking at an ecosystem?
1. The flow of energy through the system
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An ecological factor that makes up part of the non-biological environment of an organism (e.g.temp, pH, rainfall, humidity)

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