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Section 3.1 What is Ecology?

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The study of the interactions between organisms and their environment is called ___.ecology
The combined parts of the Earth that contain life is called ____.the biosphere
If two animals can breed together and produce fertile offspring, they are members of the same ___.species
Members of the same species must be able to mate and produce ____ offspring.fertile
A group of organisms that belong to the same species and live in the same general area is called a(n) ____.population (Technically, a population is a group that interacts and breeds together)
A group made up of all the different species living in the same general area is called a(n) ___.community
The living and non-living things that interact in a certain area is called a(n) ____.ecosystem
A group of ecosystems found in different parts of the world that have the same climate and rainfall patterns is called a(n) ___.biome (Examples of biomes include deserts, tropical rainforests, the tundra, grasslands, etc.)
What are the three basic methods that ecologists use to study the environment?1) observing 2) experimenting 3) mathematical models
Which of the three basic methods that ecologists use to study the environment involves the use of computer simulations?mathematical models
Which of the three basic methods that ecologists use to study the environment involves the use of flowcharts like the one below?, mathematical models,
For two organisms to be considered members of the same species, they must be able to mate and produce ____ offspring.fertile


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