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Mrs.Bolton Vocab

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If you looked at a population, what would be in one? A population would be classified as the same animals in a group and a population would be somethimg like a pack of wolves.
What is a Ecological Relationship? An Ecological Relationship is any close relationship between species. Also there are three different types of ecological relationships commensalism, mutualism, parasitism.
How do animals and plants get what they need to survive? Plants and animals get what they need by competition. Competition is when animals and plants battle for food and space, it also limits population growth.
What does the carrying capacity tell you? It tells you what the largest number of individuals of one species an ecosystem can support. If the ecosystem can't support it their will be to much competition between populations.
What are the limiting factors of an ecosystem? The limiting factors would be the animals in a population dying.
What is commensalism's role in an environment? Its' role would be having something like a human help an animal grow in captivity because it on the verge of being extinct. So the animal gets help but the human is not affected by it.
How does mutualism help the environment? Because it benefits both organisms, 3 way mutualism appears to be evolved.
What is parasitism? Parasitism is a relationship in which one organism benefits and the other is harmed.
How does predation affect an environment? It affects the environment because predators are consuming their prey and killing animals for food. This is actually decreasing the population.
Why are decomposers useful? Decomposers are useful because, they break down dead plants and animals that you can use in soil. Many decomposers are microscopic.
What is a scavenger? A scavenger is something that finds dead plants and animals to eat. They work so that when they finish the decomposers can take over.
How does cooperation help organisms? Cooperation helps organisms because, organisms work together toward a common end or purpose.
What would you call a human helping raise a pelican in captivity? You would say that it was commensalism. It would be this because the human would not be affected by the pelican being helped.
How would a scavenger and a decomposer work together? They would work together by having the scavenger find and eat dead plants or animals. Then the decomposer would go to work and break down all of it.
Are the ecological relationships helping the environment? Yes, the relationships are helping the environment. However, the parasitism harms an organism.
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