Chapter 11 Vocabulary

1.Abiotic Factor-Are non-living chemical and physical parts of the environment  that affect living organisms and the functioning of ecosystem.

2.Biotic Factor-A living thing, as an animal or plant, thatinfluences or affects an ecosystem.

3.Ecosystem-A system, or a group of interconnected elements,formed by the interaction of a community oforganisms with their environment.

4.Habitat - The place where a person or thing is usually is found.

5.Organism- A form of life composed of mutuallyinterdependent parts that maintain various vitalprocesses.

6.Population - All the inhabitants of a particular town, area, or country.

7.Community- A group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.

8.classification  - The action or process of classifying something according to shared qualities or characteristics.

9.Taxonomy - The branch of science concerned with classification, especially of organisms; systematics.

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