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Chapter 1&2 Ecology

Interactions of Life

The part of earth that supports life biosphere
all biotic and abiotic things in an area ecosystem
The study of the interactions between other organisms Ecology
all of the organisms of the same species together in an area population
all of the populations in one area community
a place were an organism lives habitat
anything that restricts the number of individuals in a community limiting factors
the largest number of individuals that can be in an area carrying capacity
when two animals are fighting for the same resources competition
when a species moves into a new area with plenty of food exponential growth
the highest rate of reproduction under ideal conditions biotic potential
the number of individuals of one species per a specific area population density
get food from other things like sun or water producers
get food from other animals or living things consumers
close relation between two organisms symbiosis
1 organism benefited 1 unharmed commensalism
1 organism benefited 1 harmed parasitism
an organisms role in an enviroment niche
2 organisms benefited mutualism
model of feeding relations in an ecosystem food chain
the one that is attacking the other organism predator
the one being eaten prey
the production of energy-rich nutrient molecules from chemicals chemosynthesis
a model that shows all the possible feeding relationships among the organisms in a community food web
shows the amount of energy available at each feeding level in an ecosystem energy pyramid
Created by: anglaze.clm