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The place where a population or individual organism normally lives
A community of different species interacting with one another and with their nonliving environment of soil, water, and energy
All parts of earth where life is found
A thin spherical envelope of gases surrounding the earth's surface
17 kilometers above sea level at the tropics and about 7 kilometers above the earth's north and kilometers above the earth's north south poles.
N= 78% O=21% Greenhouse gases= 1%
Stretches 17-50 kilometers above the earth's surface
Remaining 1% of the air includes water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, trapped heat and warm lower atmosphere
All of the water on or near the earth's surface.
Ocean= 7% of globe
Earth's hot core, thick mantle and a thin outer crust (most is in the earth's interior)
Terrestrial (land) portion of the biosphere
- Large regions with distinct climates and certain species adapted to them