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LS Bio11 Ecology E.K

carrying capacity Maximum population for an area before it starts having a negative effect
chemical equations a group of chemicals that make up an action or another chemical
commensalism a relation ship between two or more organisms at a neutral state.
cellular respiration Act that takes place to convert energy into nutrients often found in plants
climax community Maximum growth for a area
cyclic growth growth rate that continues in a cycle and has different variations of survival rate throughout growth
decomposer A organism that is made for deconstructing and decomposing other organisms
density-dependent factors factors whose size or growth depend of the population density
density-independent factors factors limiting size or growth based on number of individuals in the population
ecological succession the growth/succession of an area overtime
energy flow the flow of energy/nutrients through a ecosystem
exponential growth a rapid growth rate
logistic growth growth rate decreasing once a area has reached carrying capacity
mutualism, a relationship that benefits both organisims
photosynthesis act of plants turning sunlight into energy
pioneer species species first into a area of ecological succession
population, number of species or organisms in a area
producer, organism that creates nutrients
parasitism relationship that benefits one side and is negative ot the other
consumer A consumer of energy in an ecosystem
products chemical substance formed form a chemical reaction/equation
pyramid of energy Pyramid showing energy numbers in a food chain form
reactants reactive chemicals
steady state a balanced system
symbiosis a relationship of two organisms living together
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