ECOLOY SCRAPBOOK 2014
by curqueline gavin
the branch of biology dealing with the relations and interactions between organisms and their environment, including other organisms.
Penguin Natural Habitat
The habitat for penguins is going to depend on the type you are talking about. Some of them are able to live in the coldest parts of the world. Others live very close to the equator where it is quite warm. All penguins though reside within the Southern hemisphere. They are found on every single island there. Some penguins live on thick sheets of ice most of the time due to the extremely cold weather. Others live on sandy beaches and small islands.
individual- single; separate
population -all the inhabitants of a particular town, area, or country
How the penguins respond and interacts to the environment is they have a thick layer or fat underneath the skin which helps to store energy.
penguin and seals
commensalism-an association between two organisms in which one benefits and the other derives neither benefit nor harm.
mutualism-the doctrine that mutual dependence is necessary to social well-being.
parasitism-is a non-mutual symbiotic relationship between species, where one species, the parasite, benefit at the expense of the other, the host.
community-a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.
ecosystem-a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment.
it is a heterotroph
heterotroph means an organism deriving its nutritional requirements from complex organic subtances.
producer-a person ,company , or country that makes, grows, or supplies goods or commodities.
comsumer-a person who purchases goods and services for personal use.
decomposer-an organism, especially a soil bacterium, fungus, or invertebrate, that decomposes organic material.