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Cooper ~ Ecology

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Niche How an organism survives, including its habitat, how it obtains food and shelter, and how it avoids danger
Habitat The place in which an organism lives
Population All the organisms in an ecosystem that belong to the same species
Community All the populations in an ecosystem
Ecosystem All the organisms living in an area and the nonliving features of their environment
Biosphere The part of Earth that supports life, including the top portionjs of Earth's crust, all the waters that cover Earth's surface ,and the surrounding atmosphere
Limiting Factor Anything that restricts the number of individuals in a population
Carrying Capacity The largest number of individuals of one species that an ecosystem can support over time
Ecology The study of interactions that occur among organisms and their environment
Producer Orgamisms that use an outside energy source, such as the Sun, to make energy rich molecules
Consumers Organisms that cannot make their own energy rich molecules
Symbiosis And close relationship between species
Mutualism Asymbiotic relationship in which both species benefit
Commensalism A symbiotic relationship in which one organism benefits and the other is not affected
Parasitism A symbiotic relationship in which one organism benefits but the other is harmed
Predator Consumers that capture and eat other consumers
Prey The organism that is captured by the predator
Competition There are two types: 1st type, organisms must compete for their food and space. 2nd type, competition limits population size and the growth of the population, also the resources that are held there
Chemosynthesis Process in which producers make energy rich nutrient molecules from chemicals
Food Web Model that shows the complex feeding relationships among organisms in a community
Energy Pyramid Model that shows the amount of energy available at each feeding leven in an ecosystem
Food Chain A way of showing how matter and energy pass from one organism to another
Created by: Cooper Rose