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Ecology is the study of relationships between organisms and the environment. Ecologist focus
- on organisms’ diversity, distribution, amount/biomass, number and population
- on abiotic components of the environment such as temperature, soil chemistry, water etc.
The studies may range in temporal and spatial scale from individual organisms to factor influencing global processes. For example they may study the behavior of birds in one forest or the behavior of migratory birds across continents.
The figure below shows the different levels of ecological organization showing examples that ecologist deal with: