Ecology Terminology

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Ecology Terminology
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2013-09-12 16:31:13
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Definintions of ecological terms.
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  1. Ecology
    The study of relationships between organisms and their enviroments.

    Very broad field with many areas for specialization.

    A number of approaches are used to study it including field, observational, laboratory and manipulative, but all involve the scientific method.

    Large temporal and spacial scales involved.
  2. Ecosystem
    • level of ecological organization above community and below landscape.
    • includes organsims and their physical environment
  3. Levels of Ecological Organization
    • Largest to smallest:
    •    Biosphere
    •    Region
    •    Landscape
    •    Ecosystem
    •    Community
    •    Species
    •    Population
    •    Individual
  4. Biosphere
  5. Region
  6. Landscape
  7. Community
  8. Species
  9. Population
  10. Individual

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