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Chapter 52 POPULATION ECOLOGY

Chapter 52 POPULATION ECOLOGY - (plants,animals,etc)...

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Chapter 52   POPULATION ECOLOGY Chapter 52   POPULATION ECOLOGY Coping with the Environment Coping with the Environment *Ecology      – the study of how organisms (plants, animals, etc.) relate to each other and  their physical environment. *Physical factors that determine what organisms live where: *Land habitats -     *Water habitats –  *Adaptations to a change in the environment may be short-term or long term. *Short-term *Physiological      –  *Morphological      –  *Behavioral      –  *Long term adaptation      involves evolution  and natural selection .  Ex. animals in  cold environments have decreased surface area compared with relatives in  warm environments. Populations Populations *Population      - groups of individuals from the same species that occur in one place at  the same time. *Population ecology:  study of how the numbers of individuals in a population change  over time. *Population Characteristics: *Range      –  *Spacing      – distribution within a population.
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