Chapter_50_Key_Terms - Chapter 50 Key Terms Abiotic o...

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Chapter 50 Key Terms Abiotic o Nonliving. Aboveground Biomass o The total mass of living plants in an area, excluding the roots Aphotic Zone o The part of the ocean beneath the photic zone, where light does not penetrate  sufficiently for photosynthesis to occur. Benthic (“depths”) Zone o The bottom surface of an aquatic environment. Biogeography o The study of the past and present distribution of species. Biome o Any of the world’s major ecosystems, classified according to the predominant  vegetation and characterized by adaptations of organisms to that particular  environment. Biotic o Referring to all the organisms that are part of the environment. Bogs o A wetland that has no, or almost no water flow, resulting in very low oxygen  levels and acidic conditions.  Canopy o The uppermost layer of vegetation in a terrestrial biome. Climate  o The prevailing weather conditions at a locality. Community o All the organisms that inhabit a particular area; an assemblage of populations of  different species living close enough together for potential interaction. Conservation Biology o The integrated study of ecology, evolutionary biology, physiology, molecular  biology, genetics, and behavioral biology in an effort to sustain biological diversity  at all levels. Continental Shelf
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course BIO 1111 taught by Professor Hassan during the Spring '08 term at Temple.

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