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Batterbee ch4 vocab


niche full range of physical and biological conditions in which an organism lives and the way in which the organism uses those conditions
resource any necessity of life, such as water, nutrients, light, food, or space
predation interaction in which in organism captures and feeds on another organism
symbiosis relationship in which two species live closely together
mutualism symbiotic relationship in which both species benefit from the relationship
commensalism symbiotic relationship in which one member of the association benefits and the other is neither helped nor harmed
parasitism symbiotic relationship in which one organism lives in or on another organism (the host) and consequently harms it.
ecological succesion gradual change in living communities that follows a disturbance
primary succession succession that occurs on surfaces where no soil exists
pioneer species first species to populate an area during primary succession
secondary succession succession following a disturbance that destroys a community without destroying the soil
Created by: Batterbee