Levels of Ecological Organization

Levels of Ecological Organization
Habitat
Definition
the natural environment of an organism; place
that is natural for the life and growth of an
organism
Example
A Desert Habitat
Individuals
Populations
Ecosystems
Biosphere
Definition
a single organism capable of
independent existence
Example
A Human
Definition
the total number of persons inhabiting
a country, city, or any district or
area
Example
World Population
Definition
a system formed by the interaction of a
community of organisms with their
environment
Example
An Aquarium
Communities
Definition
an assemblage of interacting
populations occupying a given
area
Example
The Town of Bellefonte
Definition
the part of the earth's crust,
waters, and atmosphere that
supports life
Example
Outer Layer of Earth‘’s Crust
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