What is Ecology

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What is Ecology?
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Origin of the word…”ecology” Greek origin OIKOS = household LOGOS = study of… Study of the “house/environment” in which we live.
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Ecology is study of interactions between non-living components in the environment light water wind nutrients in soil heat solar radiation atmosphere, etc. AND…
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Living organisms… Plants Animals microorganisms in soil, etc.
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To study Ecology involves… For non-living (abiotic) Climatology Hydrology Oceanography Physics Chemistry Geology soil analysis, etc. For living (biotic) animal behavior Taxonomy Physiology mathematics (population studies) etc.
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Ecology… views each locale as an integrated whole of interdependent parts that function as a unit. tundra caribou
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The interdependent parts are…
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Nonliving dead organic matter nutrients in the soil and water. Producers
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