Intro to Ecology Notes. QQ#1: What is Ecology?. What is Ecology?. The study of interactions among organisms and between organism and their environment, or surroundings. Basically… Why animals are where they are and how they interact. Levels of Organization.
QQ#1: What is Ecology?
QQ#2: What is a species?
QQ#3: What is an ecosystem?
Biotic and Abiotic Factors
QQ#4: What are some examples of biotic factors? abiotic factors?
•Salinity - amount of dissolved salt
•Wind, rocks and soil
•Catastrophes - earthquakes, fires, floods, landslides, toxic spills
Bee and Flower
Clownfish and Sea Anemone
Barnacles and Whales
a tomato hornworm is covered with cocoons of pupating braconid wasp