Ecology

Ecology - Ecology Ecology The study of the interactions...

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Unformatted text preview: Ecology Ecology The study of the interactions that take place among organisms and their environment Biosphere The part of Earth that supports The life life Top portion of Earth's crust All the waters that cover Earth's All surface surface Atmosphere that surrounds Earth. Ecosystem Ecosystem All the organisms living in an All area and the nonliving features of their environment of Population Population All the organisms in an All ecosystem that belong to the same species Community Community All the populations in an All ecosystem ecosystem Habitat The place in which an The organism lives provides the kinds of food and provides shelter, the temperature, and the amount of moisture the organism needs to survive Competition Competition Food Space Space Competition Competition Competition caused by Competition population growth affects many organisms, including humans Limits population size Limits Limiting Factor Anything that restricts the Anything number of individuals in a population. Includes living and nonliving Includes features of the ecosystem Succession Succession Natural, gradual changes in the Natural, types of species that live in an area; can be primary or secondary. secondary. Primary – begins in a place without soil Secondary – where soil already exists Primary Succession Primary Secondary Succession Secondary Pioneer species Pioneer A group of organisms, such as group lichens, found in the primary stage of succession and that begin an area's soil-building process Climax community Climax A community that has reached a community stable stage of ecological succession Biome Biome Large geographic areas with Large similar climates and ecosystems similar Includes Includes Tundra Taiga Desert Temperate deciduous forest Temperate rain forest Tropical rain forest, and grassland Tropical This powerpoint was kindly donated to www.worldofteaching.com http://www.worldofteaching.com is home to over a thousand powerpoints submitted by teachers. This is a completely free site and requires no registration. Please visit and I hope it will help in your teaching. This powerpoint was kindly donated to www.worldofteaching.com http://www.worldofteaching.com is home to over a thousand powerpoints submitted by teachers. This is a completely free site and requires no registration. Please visit and I hope it will help in your teaching. ...
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