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Ecology, life science

Term Definition
immigration moving into a population
emigration leaving a population
limiting factor an environmental factor that causes a population to decrease
carrying capacity the largest population that an area can support
biotic factor living parts of a habitat
abiotic factor nonliving parts of a habitat
population all the members of one species in a particular area
community all the different populations that live together in an area
ecosystem the community of organisms that live in a particular area along with their nonliving surroundings
ecology the study of how living things interact with each other and with their environment

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