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Day-to-day condition of the Earth's atmosphere.
Average condition over long long periods.
Environmental conditions that can vary over small distances.
Gas that functions like glass in a greenhouse, allowing visible light to enter but trapping heat.
Ability to survive and reproduce enter a range of environmental circumstances.
The general place where an organism lives.
Describes not only what an organism does, but also how it interacts with biotic and abiotic factors.
Refer to any necessity of life, such as water, nutrients, light, food, or space.
Competitive Exclusion Principle
No two species can occupy exactly the same niche in exactly the same habitat at the exact time.
An interaction in which one animal captures and feeds on another animal.
An interaction on which one animal feeds on producers.
Changes in the population of a single species.
Any relationship in which two species live closely together.
Relationship between species in which. It's benefit.
Fleas, ticks, lice, and leeches live on the bodies of mammals, feeding on their blood and skin.
Relationship in which one organism benefits and the other is neither helped nor harmed.
A series of more-or-less predictable changes that occur over in a community over time.
Succession that begins in an area with no remnants of an older community.
The first species to colonize barren areas.
Disturbance affects the community without completely destroying it.
Tall trees form a dense, leafy covering.
In the shade below the anopy, shorter trees and vines form a layer.
A plant that sheds its leaves during a particular season.
Produce seed-bearing comes, and most have leaves shaped like needles which are coded in a waxy substance that help reduce water loss.
A material formed from decaying leaves and other organic matter.
Dense forests of coniferous evergreens along the northern edge
A layer of permanently frozen subsoil.
Sunlit region near the surface in which photosynthesis can occur.
Photosynthesis cannot occur.
Habitat is the benthic zone.
General term that includes both phytoplankt and zooplankton.
Ecosystem in which water either covers the soil or is present at or near the surface for at least part of the year.
Special kind of wetland, formed where a river meets the sea.