Ecology - General Questions

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Missie
LESSON
CHAPTER 1
1
Introduction to Global Systems
READING TOOL Make Connections The chart below shows key terms from the lesson with
their definitions. As you read, complete the chart by writing a strategy to help you remember the
meaning of each

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Ecology - General Solutions

21 Missie LESSON CHAPTER 1 1 Introduction to Global Systems READING TOOL Make Connections The chart below shows key terms from the lesson with their definitions. As you read, complete the chart by writing a strategy to help you remember the meaning of each term. Two examples have been filled in for you. Term Definition How I'm Going to Remember the Meaning Biosphere consists of all life on Earth and all parts of Earth in which life exists Ecology of natures the sturdy houses, the scientific study of the interactions between organisms and between organisms and their surroundings group of organisms that breed and produce offspring Species Population a group of individuals that belong to the same species and live in the same area Community a group of different populations that live together in a defined area Ecosystem all of the organisms that live in a place, together with their physical environment any living part of the environment an ecosystem includes the organisms exchanging energy in an environment Biotic factor Abiotic factor any nonliving part of the environment the prefix a- means "without," and bio-means "life": abiotic = nonliving Atmosphere a layer of all the gases that surround Earth Hydrosphere all the water of the Earth's surface as well as the water vapor and rain in the atmosphere and water underground Geosphere solid earth which consists of rocks, continents, and the ocean floor Corsi Sanaloong Compery. All Rights Reserved 1.1 Introduction to Global Systems 1

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