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The study of how organisms interact with their environment

Ecology

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Large geographic areas with similar climates and ecosystems

Biome

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A system consisting of all the interactions that occur between the abiotic and biotic factors within an environment

Ecosystem

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The long term average temperature and rainfall

Climate

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Transition of species present in a community in an area virtually barren of life or after a disturbance

Ecological succession

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Series of changes that occur in an area where no ecosystem previously existed

Primary Succesion

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Series of changes that occur after a disturbance in an existing ecosystem

Secondary succession

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Organisms that do not need soil to survive they start the soil building process

Pioneer species

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A relatively stable state of succession or the end product if succession

Climax community

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A factory that limits the ability of a habitat to sustain a population

Limiting factor

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The number of different species of plants and animals in an area

Biodiversity

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Able to last or continue for a long time

Sustainability

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An inherited trait that increases an organisms chance of surviving and reproducing in a particular environment

Adaption

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A place where an organism naturally lives and grows

Habitat

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A very small specialized habitat such as the space under a rock

Microhabitat

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The role that an organism plays ima habitat or ecosystem

Niche