Science Weblecutre for Unit 57
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Ecology is the study of the interaction of living things with their environments and with each other. The first part requires us to look at our enviornment: the biosphere, ecosystems, and communities, and the climate and geographic characteristics of particular regions. The second part requires us to look at species and their populations, and the factors that increase and decrease the population count.
Read through the terms on biological diversity, population growth, and factors influencing population growth.
Environments share certain kinds of characteristics: geographical forms like mountains or deserts, climate conditions like rain and average temperature, and vegetation types like forests or marshlands. By looking at the combinations of characteristics, we can make some predictions about the types of environments or "biomes" that we will find based on the differences in climage and geography.
Read the summaries of characteristics on the world's biomes.
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