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Flashcards - Basic Geographic Terms & Concepts

Flashcards - Basic Geographic Terms & Concepts
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ecosystem
An ecosystem is a community of living organisms in conjunction with the nonliving components of their environment , interacting as a system
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ecology
Ecology is the scientific analysis and study of interactions among organisms and their environment
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biotic
Biotic components are the living things that shape an ecosystem
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Abiotic factors
In biology and ecology, abiotic components or abiotic factors are non-living chemical and physical parts of the environment that affect living organisms and the functioning of ecosystems
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Geography
Geography is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, the features, the inhabitants, and the phenomena of Earth
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absolute location
The terms location and place in geography are used to identify a point or an area on the Earth's surface or elsewhere
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absolute location
The terms location and place in geography are used to identify a point or an area on the Earth's surface or elsewhere
Geography
Geography is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, the features, the inhabitants, and the phenomena of Earth
Abiotic factors
In biology and ecology, abiotic components or abiotic factors are non-living chemical and physical parts of the environment that affect living organisms and the functioning of ecosystems
biotic
Biotic components are the living things that shape an ecosystem
ecology
Ecology is the scientific analysis and study of interactions among organisms and their environment
ecosystem
An ecosystem is a community of living organisms in conjunction with the nonliving components of their environment , interacting as a system
food web
A food web is the natural interconnection of food chains and generally a graphical representation of what-eats-what in an ecological community
population
A population is a summation of all the organisms of the same group or species, which live in a particular geographical area, and have the capability of interbreeding
assimilation
Cultural assimilation is the process by which a person or a group's language and/or culture come to resemble those of another group
cultural imperialism
Cultural imperialism comprises the cultural aspects of imperialism
detritivores
Detritivores, also known as detritophages, detritus feeders, or detritus eaters, are heterotrophs that obtain nutrients by consuming detritus
stimulus
In physiology, a stimulus is a detectable change in the internal or external environment

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