What Is Ecology? - Definition & Explanation


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Which of these statements is the most complete definition of ecology?

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1. What is the term given to a group of populations of different species living in given area?

2. Which of the following best describes an organism's environment?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Ecology is a word with a broad, sometimes confusing definition. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the vocabulary surrounding the word. Some vocabulary terms you'll see on the quiz include population, environment and abiotic factors.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on

  • The definition of ecology
  • The different ecological divisions
  • What makes up an environment
  • Parts of an ecosystem

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the definition of ecology
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as community and environment
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about ecology

Additional Learning

To learn more about the different ecology levels of study, review the accompanying lesson called What is Ecology? - Definition & Explanation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about population ecology
  • Understand how the different ecological divisions work together in a particular ecosystem
  • Know the definition of a food web