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5 Levels of Ecology

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Megan Rieathbaum

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Transcript of 5 Levels of Ecology

Biome
A group of ecosystems that have the same climate and similar dominant communities.
5 Levels of Ecology
Biosphere
Largest
Contains the combined portions of the planet in which all of life exists, including land, water, and air, or atmosphere.
Levels of Organization
Species
Ecosystem
A collection of all the organisms that live in a particular place, together with their nonliving, or physical, environment.
An Interdependent Relationship
Abiotic vs. Biotic
What is Ecology?
The scientific study of interactions among organisms and their environment, or surroundings.

German biologist coined this term for the meaning of economy.
Example: In your house you play a certain role and interaction.
A a group of organisms so similar to one another that they can breed and produce fertile offspring.
Populations
Groups of Individuals that belong to the same species and live in the same area.
Communities
Assemblages of different populations that live together in a defined area.
What are other examples of organism, population, and community?
Abiotic
Nonliving!

What is nonliving in our ecosystem?
The abiotic factors of the environment include light, temperature, and atmospheric gases.
Biotic
1. Of or having to do with life or living organisms.

2. Produced or caused by living organisms.
Goal: Breakdown each Biome to see what they all consist of!
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