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ecology definition

study of the inter- relationship between organisms and their environment

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population definition

All organisms of one species in a habitat at the same time

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ecosystem definition

dynamic system made up of a community and its abiotic factors

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carrying capacity definition

population size an ecosystem can support

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species definition

individuals than can successful reproduce to produce living fertile offspring

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community definition

populations of different species in the same habitat at the same time

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habitat definition

place where an organism lives

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microhabitat definition

small habitat with its own microclimate

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niche definition

how an organism fits into its environment

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abiotic factor definition

non- living factors

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biotic factor definition

living factors