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LO: SWBAT define what ecology is DN: What is the environment? Describe the environment you are in right now. HW: Regents Review Book (red) evolution
What is the environment? It is every living & nonliving thing that surrounds an organism.
Ecology The branch of science that studies the environment
What do you see in this fish tank environment?
What is ecology? Study of how biotic and abiotic factors interact in the environment Gravel Air Fish RocksPlants
Components of the Environment GROUP 1 GROUP 2 Biotic Factors – living things Abiotic Factors – nonliving things Soil, water, space, energy
What is a habitat? The place where an animal or plant lives.
What is the smallest level of ecological organization? Organism – an individual living thing
What is a population? All the organisms of a species that live in the same area.
COMMUNITY ALL Populations that live together in THE SAME AREA
What is an ecosystem? An ecosystem consists of all the living and nonliving things that interact in a specific area.
Biome Group of terrestrial (land) ecosystems that have the same climate & communities
TROPICAL RAIN FOREST BIOME Characteristics: 1)Abundant Rain 2)Greatest diversity of life 3)Located near the equator
BIOSPHERE The part of Earth where life exists, including land, water & atmosphere
Can you identify each level? Biosphere Ecosystem Community Population Organism, Population, Community, Ecosystem, Biome, Biosphere Smallest Largest
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