ecology population habitat organism community biosphere biotic ecosystem abiotic environment the place in which an organism lives. Must provide food, shelter, etc. a group of organisms of the same type, or species, living together in the same area. Ex: all red wood trees in a forest. the study of the relationships and interactions of living things with one another and with their environment. the part of Earth where life exists. all the different organisms that live together in that area. Ex: a pond community= all fish, frogs, plants, etc. in that pond. any living thing. all the living and non-living things in a given area that interact with one another. Can be very small or very large. Ex: drop of pond water; ocean; planet the part of the environment that includes all the organisms that live together and interact together – animals, plants. all living and non-living things with which an organism may interact. Ex: deep sea; rain forest. the part of the environment that consists of non-living factors – water, soil, light, weather.