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Unformatted text preview: (and that each species has its own niche) is an important concept in ecology. •  No two species are exactly the same Ecological systems are ever changing •  Whether we focus on the organism, the community or the biosphere each system is con/nuously changing, each component gains and loses something. •  If these gains and loses are balanced = the system is in a steady state. •  You, right now are losing energy (heat) to the environment. This loss will be balanced when you eat lunch. •  Same ideas apply to ecosystems, births and deaths, ex/nc/on of species and increase in numbers of other species. Ecosystems evolve over...
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This document was uploaded on 02/15/2014 for the course BIO 286 at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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