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What is Ecology? An Illustrated Introduction to Ecology Terms

Ecology is the study of organisms and their relationship to their environment.

Each living thing is called an organism.

Many organisms of one kind (species) living together is a population.

Many different populations living in one area and interacting is a community.

A community together with all the non-living (abiotic) things around it is an ecosystem.
 
All the ecosystems on Earth make up the biosphere.

Ecology and Ecosystems (Young Students)
Ecology and Ecosystems (Young Students)
Ecology and Ecosystems (Young Students)
Ecology and Ecosystems (Young Students)
Ecology and Ecosystems (Young Students)

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