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Ecology Part 2

Carrying Capacity The maximum number of individuals of a particular species that an environment can support
Extinction The entire disappearance of a species
Emmigration The movement of organisms out of an area
Immigration The movement of organisms into an area
Habitat Fragmentation Splitting of ecosystems into peices
Primary Succession Succession that occurs in an area in which no trace of a previous community is present
Secondary Succession Type of succession that occurs in an area that was only partially destroyed by disturbances
Limiting Factor Factor that causes population growth to decrease
Ecological Succession Series of gradual changes that occur in a community following a disturbance
Biodiversity The variety of organisms in the biosphere
Introduced Species A species that is not native to an area
Created by: Curt