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Levels of Ecological Organization

Describes the species, population, community, ecosystem, and biosphere.

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It Starts With The Individual
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It Starts With The Individual

Eelgrass beds are some of the most abundant and productive ecosystems on the planet.

There's No Community Without A Population

Ecosystems are complex things, at least when seen through human eyes. That's why humans make up lots of categories to describe them, and when you have lots of categories it's nice to sing!

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Use the resources below to answer the following questions:

  1. How many populations can make up a community? Explain your answer fully.
  2. How many species make up a population? Explain your answer fully.
  3. Can one organism make a population in ecology? Why or why not?


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