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21: Biophysical Ecology Ecology- the study of all the complex interrelationships referred to by Darwin as the conditions of the struggle for existence, or the economy of nature (Haeckel 1863) - scientific study of the interrelationships between organisms, and between organisms and their environment - sociology and economics of animals and plants Scientific Process 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Levels or Organization (smallest to largest) - Organisms - Populations - Communities - Ecosystems - Landscapes - Biosphere Concept : Each species has a range of environmental tolerances that determines its potential geographic distribution
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The ecological niche concept 1. Ecological niche = The physical and biological conditions that a species needs to grow, survive and reproduce. 2. Potential niche = The niche of the species in isolation.
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This note was uploaded on 02/29/2012 for the course BIO 101 taught by Professor Desaix during the Spring '11 term at UNC.

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