Intro to Ecology

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Ecology : 

Ecology …the study of how organisms interact with each other and their environments

Ecology is the study of the way organisms interact with their environment. : 

Ecology is the study of the way organisms interact with their environment.

Introduction : 

Introduction Groups of animals live in specific habitats. There are two factors included in every habitat: Biotic factors Living things, like…? Abiotic factors Nonliving things, like…?

Like a set of nesting dolls… : 

Like a set of nesting dolls… We can think about the interactions and types of living things by organizing them into groups, smallest to largest. A species includes only one type of organism. Example: Pigeons A population includes all members of one species that live in the same area. Example: all the Pigeons in Hamilton

…bigger and bigger groups! : 

…bigger and bigger groups! A community includes all of the different species that live in the same area. Example: all the pigeons, ants, maple trees, dogs, etc. that live in Hamilton An ecosystem includes both the community and the abiotic factors. Example: the Hamilton community plus the cars, buildings, rocks, air…

Your Job is going to be to re-create your very own ecosystem… : 

Your Job is going to be to re-create your very own ecosystem…

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