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GEOG 304 Midterm: GEOG 304 Exam 2 notes

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GEOG 304
Paul Z Melcon

Chapter 2
 1. Ecology—“house study” or “place to live”, root is oikos or house logos - “study of “ (Oikos. ... The ancient Greek word oikos (ancient Greek: οἶκος, plural: οἶκοι; English prefix: eco- for ecology and economics) refers to three related but distinct concepts: the family, the family's property, and the house. Its meaning shifts even within texts, which can lead to confusion.) • Species—organisms haring a common genetic make-up, appearance, behavior, or chemistry 
 • Genetic diversity—variation in population of a single species 
 • Population—a group of individuals of a species living in a specific place. 
 • Habitat—the place where an individual or population lives is a habitat 
 • Biologic community—populations of different species living in a particular place. 
 The presence and population of a species may not be constant. 
 • Biome • large region characterized by climate/vegetation association 
 • Not uniform, is a complex mosaic of interrelated components 
 • Ecosystem—community of different species interacting with one another and with their nonliving environment 
 2. Range—optimum range for single or multiple
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