Ecology - ECOLOGY - The study of the interrelationships...

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1 ECOLOGY - The study of the interrelationships between organisms and their environment. Fauna: Animals Flora: Plants Types of Organisms Producers - Plants Consumers - Herbivore - Carnivore - Omnivore - Detritivore - Parasite Plants: Photosynthesis; Primary Producers - the base of all life (food webs). Animals (and everything else): Consumers Herbivores: plant eaters
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2 Carnivores: meat eaters Omnivores: both plant and animal eaters Detritivores : feed on dead plants or animals Parasites : feed on living plants or animals Ecological levels (the biological hierarchy) ( Biosphere ( Ecosystem ( Community ( Population ( Organism Organism
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3 Population - A group of interbreeding individuals of the same species within a specific environment, which are adapted to a particular way of life within that environment. Community - groups of species or populations living in the same area or habitat which interact and are dependent on one another (food web relationships). Ecosystem
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