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Ecology
Scientific study of interactions among organisms and between organisms and their environment
Biosphere
Contains the combined portions of the planet in which all life exists, including land, water, air or atmosphere
Species
Is a group of organisms so similar to one another that they can breed and produce a fertile organisms
Population
Groups of individual that belong to the same species and live in the same area
Communities
Assemblages of different populations that live together in a defined area
Ecosystem
Is a collection of all the organisms that live in a particular place together with their non living or physical environment
Biome
Is a group of ecosystem that have the same climate and similar dominated communities
1.List the six different levels of organization that ecologist study in order from smallest to largest.
Species
Population
Communities
Ecosystem
Biome
Biosphere
2. Describe the three basic methods of ecological reserch.
observing, experimenting, and modeling.
3. Identify two ways in which you interact everyday with each of the three parts of the biosphere land, water, and air.
1. Planting crops
2. Breathing in oxygen