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The science of ecology, which studies the relationships between organisms and their environments, developed from multiple areas of study. Some of these include ancient Greek observations of natural history, the early wor... More »

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The branch of science known as ecology has to do with the study of the distributions and relationships of living organisms, including humans, within their surrounding environments. Ecologists refer to the system of inter... More »

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There are many different types of environments, also called habitats, in which organisms live, including forests, grasslands, coastal areas and marine environments. Large and small organisms live in diverse habitats arou... More »

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Environmental science is a branch of science that deals with the environment, the climate and ecology. Environmental scientists are research scientists who analyze and dissect environmental issues to find solutions for t... More »

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In ecology, limiting factors are environmental variables that can determine or negatively affect the population of different organisms or species in an ecosystem. Limiting factors can be either abiotic or biotic variable... More »

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The environments that organisms live have unique features and qualities that shape the development of the genetic and phenotypic characteristics of resident organisms to allow them to become suited for life in those regi... More »

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The environments created by estuaries are extremely productive and generate more organic material than equally sized grassland, forest or agricultural areas. Unique communities of animals and plants are supported by the ... More »

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