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12.1: Introduction to Ecology

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abiotic factor

Aspect of the environment that is not a living organism, such as soil, water or air.

biome

Large community of plants and animals distinguished by the dominant forms of animal and plant life and the climate.

biosphere

Part of the planet and atmosphere with living organisms.

biotic factor

Components of the environment that are living, or were alive and then died, such as plants or animals.

ecology

Study of how living organisms interact with each other and with their environment.

photosynthesis

Process by which specific organisms (including all plants) use the sun's energy to make their own food from carbon dioxide and water; process that converts the energy of the sun, or solar energy, into carbohydrates, a type of chemical energy.

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