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Biosphere
Largest Level of organization that includes all life of the planet, all organisms , all layers of the earth
Community
all interacting organisms living in an area
Ecology
study of the interactions between organisms living and non-living components in their environment
Ecosystem
smaller parts of the biosphere that include all organisms and the non-living environment
Greenhouse Effect
- Carbon Dioxide and water vapor are transparent to visible light, but they do capture reflected heat and direct it back at earth
Population
all members of a particular species in a community that live in one place
Abiotic Factor
all the non-living factors in the environment
Biotic Factor
Living factor in an environment
Habitat
Location in which an organism lives
Niche
Role or job an organism fills in an environment
Resource
Energy and material needed for survival
Specialist
Species with very specific needs and resources
Migration
strategy to move from one place to another
Acclimation
Adjustment of tolerance in an individual
Conformer
change within the environment do not regulate
Generalist
Species with a broad niche, can survive off many resources
Realized Niche
the range of resources a species uses
Dormancy
a state of reduced activity
Fundamental Niche
the range of conditions that a species can potentially tolerate and the range of potentially use.
tolerance curve
A graph of performance versus values of an environment variable