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JIMS ecology

TermDefinition
ecology the study of the interactions among organisms and their environment
abiotic factors the nonliving parts of the environment.
biotic factors the living or once living parts of the environment.
population all of the individuals of one species that live in the same area.
community the populations of different species that interact in some way
ecosystem all of the communities in an area and the abiotic factors they interact with.
biosphere the part of the Earth that supports life.
population density number of individuals occupy a definite area
limiting factor any biotic or abiotic factor that limits the number of individuals in a population
symbiosis any close interaction between two or more different species.
niche the role, or job, of an organism in the ecosystem
habitat a place where an organism lives
commensalism benefits one organism without affecting the other organism
parasitism relationship between two species in which one species benefits and the other is harmed.
mutualism relationship between two species in which both species benefit
Created by: David_Stanford