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2 Major components of the Theory of Evolution
- 1. Descent with Modification
- 2. Mechanism for Change
Process that eliminates those individuals that are less likely to survive and reproduce in a particular environment. Allows other individuals that confer greater reproductive success to increase in numbers.
Combines Darwin's theory with a modern understanding of the principles of inheritance
The study of relationships between organisms or groups of organisms and their environment
The biota, atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and their interconnections
Regional patterns of daily weather; pattern over time in one place
Local, site-specific weather phenomena
The setting within which an organism can function as a living system and outside of which it is no longer capable of living
And organism is a _________(define)
open system: exchange matter and energy with its surroundings
Range of Tolerance
The levels of an environmental factor within which an organism can live
The levels of an environmental factor within which an organism performs best
The sum total of a species' relationship with the biotic and abiotic resources in its environment
An accumulation of inherited characteristics that enhance organisms' ability to survive and reproduce in specific environments
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