Vocabulary Chapter 11
Abiotic factors- abiotic factors, are non-living chemical and physical parts of the environment that affect living organisms and the functioning of The ecosystem.
Biotic factor- Biotic factors are the living parts of an ecosystem---the animals, plants and microorganisms. Abiotic factors are the non living parts of an ecosystem.
Ecosystem- An ecosystem is a community of living organisms (plants, animals and microbes) in conjunction with the nonliving components of their environment (things like air, water and mineral soil), interacting as a system.
Habitat- a shelter for a living animal.
Organism- an individual animal, plant, or single-celled life form.
Population- a certain amount of people in a certain area.
Community- a social group of any size whose members residein a specific locality, share government, and oftenhave a common cultural and historical heritage.
Classification- one of the groups or classes into which thingsmay be or have been classified.
Taxonomy- the branch of science concerned with classification, especially of organisms; systematics.