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Science

Distribution of organisms

Ecosystems

The table describes some common terms used to describe living things in their environment.

 

TermDescription
EnvironmentAll the conditions that surround a living organism
HabitatThe place where an organism lives
PopulationAll the members of a single species that live in a habitat
CommunityAll the populations of different organisms that live together in a habitat
EcosystemA community and the habitat in which it lives
Branches and leaves: bees, wasps, moths, squirrels, bluetits and hawks. Trunk: insects and larvae. Root and litter zone: bacteria, earthworms, wood lice and fungi.

Each zone of this oak tree is home to a distinctive community of organisms.

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