________ is the study of the interactions between organisms and their environment.
nonliving factors in an environment; include temperature, rainfall, humidity, light, oxygen, and carbon dioxide
living factors in an environment; include parasites, prey, predators, and competitors
A ________ is a group of organisms that can breed with one another and have viable offspring.
________ include all the individuals in all of the groups that live near each other and belong to the same species.
________ include several populations of different species that live together in an area.
________ are all the communities in a given area and the environment that affects the communities.
To organize or rank organisms by name, a hierarchy of categories known as the ________ is used.
The hierarchy goes Kingdom, ________, ________, ________, ________, ________, Species (King Phillip Came Over For Good Soup)
Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus
Linnaeus produced a system that was based on ________ ____________, which refers to the rules followed when giving a name to an individual organism.
In any still water ecosystem there are distinct areas where organisms can be found. The ________ habitat is the plant matter at the top of the water column. The ________ habitat include the entire water column while the ________ habitat is the entire basin of the pond/lake.