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SLS Bio11 Ecology Jh

SLS Bio11 Ecology JH

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Carrying Capacity The limit of organisms that an ecosystem can support.
Cellular Respiration The process that uses energy from sugars to create ATP (energy used by cells)
Chemical Equations A symbolic representation of a chemical reaction
Climax Community The apex stage of succession
Commensalism A relationship between organisms that benefits one and doesn't harm or benefit the other
Consumer An organism that cannot produce its own food and therefore eats other organisms
Cyclic Growth Growth occurs when there is a low amount of population, food is very high, so the population explodes.
Decomposer An organism that feeds and gains energy by breaking down dead matter
Density dependant Factors Biotic factors that affects population according to population density
Density independent Factors Abiotic factors that affect population regardless of population density
Ecological Succession Gradual replacement of communities over time
Energy Flow How energy transfers through a food web or chain
Exponential Growth Growth of a population that increases in a similar way to compound interest
Logistic Growth The point where a population reaches the carrying capacity of the ecosystem
Mutualism A relationship between two organisms that benefits both
Parasitism A relationship between two organism that benefits one and harms the other
Photosynthesis The process that plants use to convert light energy, carbon dioxide and water to make sugars and oxygen
Pioneer Species The first organisms in primary succession to settle in an ecosystem
Population A group of a single species in a ecosystem
Producer An organism capable of making its own food and energy
Products A substance that forms after a reaction
Pyramid of Energy A model used to describe the way energy is lost as heat when a creature gains energy
Reactants Substances used to make a reaction
Steady State An equilibrium of populations
Symbiosis Relationships had between organisms
Created by: jhalse