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SLS Bio 11 Ecology

SLS Bio 11 Ecology CP

TermDefinition
Carrying capacity Amount of people, living organisms, a region supports without environmental degradation.
Cellular respiration Reaction that uses energy, it uses fatty acids or amino acid to breakdown to produce ATP molecules.
Chemical equations Chemical reaction using element symbols to show the amount of substance.
Climax community Community when succession has come to an end.
Commensalism Relation when one organisms is benefited but neither the other one is harmed.
Consumer Organism that feeds on another organism in a food chain.
Cyclic growth The cycle of growth.
Decomposer A decomposer decomposes an organism and re create energy for other organism.
Density-dependent factors Biotic factor, a disease or competition, it effects population size and population density.
Density-independent factors Abiotic factors, that effects independent population size such as a fire or flood.
Ecological succession Replacement of communities in an area following a disturbance, secondary succession, or the creation of new soil, primary succession.
Energy flow Energy flow is the movement of energy from one organism from another by eating one and other it usually, organism receives 10% of other organism energy.
Exponential growth The growth of a population, it occurs in the same way as compound interest.
Logistic growth Occurs when the growth rate decreases as the population reaches carrying capacity.
Mutualism Symbiotic relations in which both species benefit.
Parasitism Symbiotic relationship in which one species such as parasites benefits in terms of growth and reproduction and feeds of other organisms.
Photosynthesis In which a plant and algae take energy from the sun to turn it into food.
Pioneer species The first species to be involved in a ecosystem, from previously disrupted ecosystems to create new colonization.
Population The amount of organism in one area.
Producer A producer is either a plant or grass, and consumers feed of of it for energy or food.
Pyramid of energy Pyramid of energy is a the food chain for energy that follows as producer, primary consumer, then secondary consumer and so on.
Reactants Substance that participates in a reaction.
Steady state Condition in a physical process, especially as in the theory that the universe is eternal and maintained by constant creation of matter.
Symboisis Relationship that happened when two different types of species live together in a unique way.
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