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Leaving Certificate Biology Flashcards on Ecology, created by tyanglandr on 05/29/2013.

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Question Answer
ecology scientific study of how organisms interact with each other and their enviornment
ecosystem definable area containing a self sustained community of organisms interacting with their no living environment
habitat a habitat is the part of an ecosystem where individual organisms live
niche describes the role of an organism in an ecosystem where individual organisms live
abiotic factors tides, water temperature and wave action
biotic factors abundant seaweeds provide shelter and food
competition struggle between two or more organisms for limited resources
parasitism the parasite lives in or on the host, depends on host for food and causes harm to the host
symbiosis where two different organisms live in close association in which it provides advantage to both
pollution release of substances or energy into the environment in large quantities that harm the natural inhabitants
conservation is a series of measures designed to retain viable populations of species in their ecosystem