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sls bio11 ecology CP

SLS BIO 11 Ecology CP

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carrying capacity The maximum population size of a species that the environment can sustain indefinately
cellular respiration Metabolic reactions that uses the energy from carbohydrates and amino and fatty acids
chemical equations The representation of a chemical reaction using symbols
climax community A region that has a mature relationship between the organisms and their environment
commensalism A relationship in which one organism benefits while the other is not affected
consumer Organisms that receive energy by consuming other organisms
cyclic growth the growth and decline of populations caused by amounts of resources
decomposer Organisms that break down dead or decaying organisms
density dependent factors Factors that depend on the density of the population
density independent factors Factors that do not depend on the density of the population
ecological succesion The process in which ecosystems change over time.
energy flow The process in which energy is converted from one form to another
exponential growth When the population of an organism grows rapidly due to an abundance of a certain resource
logistic growth the growth of a population when resources are limited
mutualism A relationship in which both organisms benefit
parasitsm A relationship in which one organism is harmed while the other benefits.
photosynthesis The process in which sunlight is converted into chemical energy
pioneer species The first species to inhabit a previously uninhabited or damaged area.
population A group of organisms from the same species
producer Organisms that can produce their own energy through biochemical processes
products a substance that forms as the result of a reaction
pyramid of energy A graphic model of the energy flow in an ecosystem shaped as a pyramid
reactants A substance that changes during a reaction
steady state The period in which the population of an organism stays relatively stable
symbiosis The interaction of two different organisms living in close physical association
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