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ecology unit 2

prey organism that gets eaten
predator organism that eats the other
limiting factor controls a process, such as organism growth or species population, size, or distribution. The availability of food, predation pressure, or availability of shelter are examples of factors that could be limiting for an organism. ...
carrying capacity largest population the enviroment can support
competition when 2 predators fight over the same resource
adaptations the process of adapting
camouflage to hide.. blending in with the enviroment
defensive chemicals ex: skunk
warning coloration bright colors to indicate poisonous
symbiosis when 1 organism benefits and the other stays the same
mutualism a symbiotic relationship where both organisms benefit
commensalism a symbiotic relationship where 1 organism is helped and the other is neither harmed nor affected
parasitism when 1 organism benefits while the other is harmed
parasite an organism that takes advantage of the host
host organism that has the parasite- sometimes they get killed from the parasite
coevolution when the interaction of 2 organisms make them both change over time
pollinator an insect that carries pollen from 1 plant to another ex: bee
water cycle the movement of water through land, oceans, atmosphere, and living things
evaporation water changes to a gas state
condensation process by which gas condenses and changes to liquid {to form clouds}
precipitation when the water gets heavy and falls to the earth
runoff the draining away of water
transpiration the passage of gases through fine tubes because of differences in pressure or temperature
emigration migration from one place to another
immigration to move to a foreign country
decomposer organism that breaks down organisms and substances
Created by: asulty