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Ecosystems

Ecosystems

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What is Ecology?

What is Ecology?

Ecology is the study of relationships between living things and between living things and their environment.

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What is an ecosystem?

What is an ecosystem?

Ecosystem is a system of living things that interact with each other and with the physical world.

A Biome is a collection of related ecosystems.

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Main Ecosystems:

Main Ecosystems:

Desert

Rainforest

Ocean

Taiga

Tundra

Chaparral

Grassland

Temperate Forrest

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Green:Grassland Purple: Taiga Orange:Tundra Black:Temperate Forrest Yellow:Desert Brown:Chapparal White:Ocean

Green:Grassland Purple: Taiga Orange:Tundra Black:Temperate Forrest Yellow:Desert Brown:Chapparal White:Ocean

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However

However

An ecosystem can be as large as the Sahara Desert, or as small as a puddle!!!

Ecosystems are more than just the organisms they contain. Geography,weather,climate and geologic factors also influence the interactions within an ecosystem.

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Abiotic Factors

Abiotic Factors

Are nonliving physical factors of an environment.

Abiotoic Factors include amount of water and oxygen, temperature, amount of sunlight and water pressure.

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YOU TRY!!!

YOU TRY!!!

List three more examples of Abiotic Factors:

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Biotic Factors

Biotic Factors

Are the living, physical factors of an environment.

Examples of Biotic Factors are parasitism,

disease and predation.

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Balance

Balance

Ecosystems will fail if they do not remain in balance.

No community can carry more organisms than its food, water and shelter can accommodate.

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How do they stay balanced?

How do they stay balanced?

To succeed in an ecosystem, plants and animals have special structures and behaviors called adaptations.

Ex) Chameleon

Polar Bear

Can you think of more examples of adaptation?

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