ECOLOGY. Interactions of Living Things. I. Ecology. Ecology : The study of the interactions between organisms and their environment. Environment : Anything that affects the organism. Biotic : living factors in the environment. Plants Bacteria Animals Fungi Protists.
Interactions of Living Things
Niche: An organism’s way of life within an ecosystem. (includes its habitat, its food, its predators and the organisms with which it competes.VI. Habitat vs. Niche
One organism (the predator) eats the other organism (the prey).
1.) Mutualisms: Both organisms benefit