Place the following terms in order of smallest to biggest: community, individual, biosphere, population, ecosystem, and species.?

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Your teacher wants you to compare apples and oranges. For one thing, species is a taxonomic term and the others are ecological. A species can be a single individual or millions (or more) of them. Populations of some can dwarf communities or even ecosystems. Example: the passenger pigeons used to form flocks that extended for miles and, when part of the flock landed in the trees, their weight could snap off branches. The last one (Martha) died in the 19-teens.

    Perhaps your teacher is the one who should be back in school.

  • 4 weeks ago

    "Species" doesn't belong on that list unless it's an endangered species living in its last sole critical habitat, in which case "species" and "population" would be interchangeable for this purpose.  Your stupid teacher should reword the question and leave off "species" which would give you:

    individual

    population

    community

    ecosystem

    biosphere

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