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1

What do Abiotic and Biotic factors determine?

Determine the survival and growth of an organism

2

What is a Habitat?

The area where an organism lives
Includes both Abiotic and Biotic factors

3

What is a Nitche?

A full range of physical and biological conditions in which an organism lives and the way the organism uses those conditions

4

A Nitche includes?

Th type of food the organism eats

how it obtains the food

Which other species use this organism for food

5

What is the Competitive Exclusion Principle?

NO two species can occupy exactly the same Nitche in the exact habitat at the exact same time

6

What is Competition?

When organisms of the same or different species attempt the use an ecological resource in the same place at the same time

7

What is a Resource?

Any necessity of life such as water,nutrients,light,food,space

8

What is Predation?

An interaction in which one organism captured and feeds on another organism

9

What is a KeyStone Species?

A species that has an unusually large effect on its ecosystem

It's actions make other organisms thrive

10

Ecologists use what 3 methods?

Observing
Experimenting
Modeling