April 1, 2014
AIM: What are the abiotic and biotic factors that influence the carrying capacity of an ecosystem?
HOMEWORK: STUDY!!! Midterm is on FRIDAY!
Ecology- The study of how living things interact with both each other and the physical conditions of their environment.
Ecosystem- A particular place where biotic and abiotic factors are interacting.
Biotic Factors- The living parts of an ecosystem (examples- plants and animals)
Abiotic Factors- The nonliving parts of an ecosystem (examples- minerals, soil type, pH, water, oxygen, temperature)
Carrying Capacity- The maximum number of species that can be supported by a particular ecosystem. Carrying capacity is limited by the amount of finite resources that are available.