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  1. 1. Introducing© 2004 Plano ISD, Plano, TX
  2. 2. Ecology the study of the relationships between biotic and abiotic factors in environments eco (G) root home, abode log, -o, y (G) suffix study of ecoclimate ecosystem ecotourism epidemiology climatology zoology© 2004 Plano ISD, Plano, TX
  3. 3. Ecosystem includes all abiotic and biotic factors in one particular environment Biotic Factors Abiotic Factors the living parts of the nonliving parts an ecosystem of an ecosystem© 2004 Plano ISD, Plano, TX
  4. 4. Bio Biotic Factors include plants, animals, fungi, microorganisms bio(s), bio(t) (G) root life biotechnology biomechanics biostatistics biofeedback biography biosphere biology biotic© 2004 Plano ISD, Plano, TX
  5. 5. Examples of Biotic Factors© 2004 Plano ISD, Plano, TX
  6. 6. A Abiotic Factors include air, water, soil, temperature, wind, source of energy (usually sun) a, an (G) prefix not, without abiotic amusia amoral atoxic© 2004 Plano ISD, Plano, TX
  7. 7. Examples of Abiotic Factors© 2004 Plano ISD, Plano, TX
  8. 8. Examples of Ecosystems Mountains inin Belize Coral Reef Desert Arizona Colorado© 2004 Plano ISD, Plano, TX
  9. 9. Ecosystems do not necessarily have clear boundaries due to biotic and abiotic changes can change daily as things move from one ecosystem to another Biotic Abiotic migration, seed flood, erosion, dispersal drought© 2004 Plano ISD, Plano, TX
  10. 10. Biotic Factors interact with each parasitism other in complex such as mutualism ways competition also interact with dependent upon abiotic factors in water, minerals, the ecosystem temperature, light© 2004 Plano ISD, Plano, TX
  11. 11. © 2004 Plano ISD, Plano, TX
  12. 12. Biome a major regional or global biotic community, a super ecosystem, defined chiefly by the dominant forms of plant life and the prevailing climate© 2004 Plano ISD, Plano, TX
  13. 13. Major Biomes of the World desert grassland tropical rain forest deciduous forest coniferous forest tundra ocean© 2004 Plano ISD, Plano, TX
  14. 14. Levels of Organization all group of one organisms all interacting smallest unit large region living and individual populations in ofnonliving similarthing with living livingtypical different of same organs the cells an kinds and organized to kind living in plants of working ecosystem things work together animals that interacting one area together tissues within a includes working certain area together several ecosystems cell© 2004 Plano ISD, Plano, TX
  15. 15. Bibliography Arms. (1996). Environmental Science. Orlando,Florida: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc. McLaren, James E, and Rotundo, Lisa (1985). Heath Biology. D. C. Heath and Company. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition. (1992). Houghton Mifflin Company.© 2004 Plano ISD, Plano, TX