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ecology
scientific study of the interactions among organisms and between organisms and their environment
biotic factor
any living part of an environment
abiotic factor
nonliving physical or chemical condition in an environment
population
group of individuals of the same species living in a particular area at the same time
community
all the organisms living in an area
ecosystem
community of living things plus the nonliving features of the environment that support them
biosphere
all the parts of the planet that are inhabited by living things; sum of all Earth's ecosystems
habitat
an organism's specific environment, with characteristic abiotic and biotic factors