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Ecology = (__________ + __________).

Oikos + logos

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Ecology is the scientific study of interactions between __________ and __________.

Organisms, environment

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How many subdisciplines are there within ecology?

6

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What are the 6 subdisciplines within ecology?

Organismal, population, community, ecosystem, landscape, and global ecology

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Organism all ecology is made up of:

Organisms and their environments

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Population ecology is made up of:

Populations and their environments

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Community ecology is made up of:

Biotic interactions between species

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Ecosystem ecology is made up of:

Energy flow and chemical cycling

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Landscape ecology is made up of:

Interactions among ecosystems

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Global ecology is made up of:

Biosphere

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An organism's environment is determined by both __________ and __________ factors.

Abiotic, biotic

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Abiotic =

Nonliving

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Biotic =

Living

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Examples of abiotic factors are:

Physical, chemical, and geological factors

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Examples of biotic factors are:

Prey, competitors, and predators

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Interactions determines __________ and __________ of organisms.

Distribution, abundance

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__________ determines distribution and abundance of organisms.

Interaction

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A long-term, prevailing weather condition in a particular area.

Climate

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The main components of climate are:

Temperature, precipitation, sunlight, and wind

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Climate at a global, regional, or local level.

Macroclimate

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Climate that shows very fine patterns (e.g. fallen logs)

Microclimate

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Incidence of __________ __________ drives global climate.

Solar radiation

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Incidence of solar radiation does what?

Drives global climate

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There is __________ __________ in sunlight intensity.

Latitudinal variation

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There is latitudinal variation in:

Sunlight intensity

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Why does the intensity of solar radiation vary seasonally?

Because Earth is tilted on its axis relative to its plane of orbit around the sun

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Intense solar radiation near the equator initiatives a global pattern of __________ __________ and __________.

Air circulation, precipitation

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30 degrees N and 30 degrees S have __________ climates.

Arid

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_____ degrees _____ and _____ degrees _____ have arid climates, often associated with desert.

30N, 30S

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What can affect local climate?

Bodies of water, mountains, and changing angle of the sun