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ecology

The scientific study of the interactions of organisms with their environment.

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biotic factors

The living component of the environment; includes all of the organisms in the area.

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abiotic factors

The environment's nonliving component, the physical and chemical factors such as temperature, forms of energy available, water, and nutrients

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habitat

The specific environment the organism lives in, includes the biotic and abiotic factors present in its surroundings

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population

A group of individuals of the same species living in a particular geographic area

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community

An assemblage of all the populations of organisms living close enough together for potential interaction- all of the biotic factors in the environment.

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ecosystem

Both the biotic and abiotic components of the environment

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landscapes

Arrays of ecosystems

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biosphere

All of Earth that is inhabited by life