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Ecosystem Vocabulary

Species A group of organisms that can mate with each other and produce offspring that can also mate and reprouduce
Species Humans are the ultimate invasive species with an appalling record of exploitation and destruction
Population Members of one species living in a particular area
Population The population of San Francisco is 825,863 in 2012
Community all the different populations that live together in an area
Community The big community in the world is the Huntley Park District
Ecosystem The community of organisms that live in a particular area,along with their nonliving environment
Ecosystem Scientists can detect many effects of people marine ecosystem
Ecology The study of how organisms interact with each other and with their environment
Ecology My second line of research concerns the behavioral ecology of social bees
Immigration Moving into a population
Immigration Racism must not panic us into changing immigration policies
Emigration Leaving a population
Emigration Another trend to watch is emigration from rich countries
Population Density The number of individuals in an area of a specific size (number of individuals/unit area
Population Density The population density of New Mexico is much less than New York
Limiting Factor An environmental factor that causes a population to stop growing or decrease in size (ex. weather conditions,space,food and water
Limiting Factor One limiting factor of solar power is that access to the sun in the constant
Carrying Capacity The largest population that an area can support
Carrying Capacity Consider the carrying capacity with current feeding standards
Niche The role of an organism in its habitat
Niche A poor little hamster was stuck in the niche of a rock
Competition The struggle between organisms to survive as they attempt to use the same limited resources
Competition The 2014 dance competition is next Friday night
Symbiosis A relationship in which two species live closely together and at least one of the species benefits
Symbiosis The trade that peacefully occurs between the two warning tribes is viewed as an example of symbiosis
Mutualism A relationship in which both species benefits
Mutualism My favorite form of Mutualism is the biological kind
Commensalism A relationship in which one species benefits and the other species is neither helped nor harmed
Commensalism Remoras and sharks have a relationship called Commensalism
Parasitism A relationship that involves one organisms living, on, or inside another organism and harming it
Parasitism Dogs have quite reached that point in their parasitism of human society
Created by: D'AndreChapman