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Chapter 19. Introduction to Ecology

Chapter 19. Introduction to Ecology - 9 Ecosystem all the...

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Chapter 19. Introduction to Ecology Kyle Lee Mon May 22 nd , 2006 1. Ecology – the study of the relationship between organisms and their environment. 2. Biosphere – the area on and around Earth where life exists. 3. Population – all the members of a species that live in the same area and make up a breeding group. 4. Abiotic factor – any nonliving component of an ecosystem. 5. Acclimation – the process of an organism’s adjustment to an abiotic factor. 6. Niche – the way of life of a species. 7. Dispersion – the spatial distribution of individuals in a population. 8. Emigration – the movement of individuals out of a population.
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Unformatted text preview: 9. Ecosystem all the biotic and abiotic components of an environment. 10. Community all the populations in one area. 11. Biotic factor a living component of an ecosystem. 12. Habitat the physical area in which an organism lives. 13. Migration it is movement of animals. Ex) bird migration to warm place. 14. Population density the number of individuals in a population in a given area at a specific time. 15. Immigration the movement of individuals into a polutation. 16. Inbreeding matting with relatives....
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