Biotic and Abiotic Factors Ecosystems include biotic and abiotic factors A

Biotic and abiotic factors ecosystems include biotic

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Biotic and Abiotic Factors Ecosystems include biotic and abiotic factors. A biotic factor is any living part of an environment. An abiotic factor is any nonliving part of an environment. Ecological Methods Ecologists use three basic methods of research: observation, experimentation, and modeling: Observation often leads to questions and hypotheses. Experiments can be used to test hypotheses. Modeling helps ecologists understand complex processes. Studying Our Living Planet 1. What is ecology? Ecology is the study of how organisms interact with one another and with their physical environment. 2. What does the biosphere contain? The biosphere contains the combined portions of the planet in which all of life exists
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Name Class Date 3. How are human economics and ecology linked? They are linked because we get food and clean water along with other things through human interactions and ecological processes Use the diagram to answer Questions 4–5 from up to down biosphere biome ecosystem population community individual 4. Label each level of organization on the diagram. 5. Explain the relationship between ecosystems and biomes. Ecosystem is all the organisms that live in a place biome is a group of ecosystems that share similar climates and typical organisms
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