Introduction to ecology (short)

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Introduction to ecology (short)

  1. 1. Introduction toEcologyUnderstanding the interdependenceof organisms…
  2. 2. Infer the relationshipbetween our planet andecology
  3. 3. Ecology  *The study of the interactions between organisms and the living (biotic) and nonliving (abiotic) components of their environment!!
  4. 4. *Levels of Organization:  A. *biosphere  B. *Ecosystem  C. *Community  D. *population  E. *Organism
  5. 5. A. *Biosphere  *Broadest 5-6 miles above Earth’s surface (like skin on an apple)  *Thin volume of earth and it’s atmosphere that supports life!
  6. 6. B. *Ecosystem  Living and non living within the biosphere in a particular place ex: pond
  7. 7. C. *Community  ONLY organisms ALL the interacting organisms living in an area  Ex: ALL organisms living in a pond!
  8. 8. D. *Population  Includes all members of a single species that live in one place at one time.
  9. 9. E. *Organism  Research focuses on the adaptations that allow organisms to overcome the challenges of their environment…

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