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TermDefinition
Abiotic Nonliving (has not ever been alive and never could be alive)
Biotic Living (fulfills the 6 characteristics of living things)
Organism/Individual Any living thing
Population More than one of the same type of organism (species)
Community Several different populations that interact in a specified area
Ecosystem All of the biotic and abiotic factors living together and interacting in a specified area
Population density Number of organisms in a given area. (NJ is a very densely populated area)
Reproductive Potential The theoretical unlimited growth of a population over time (if conditions are right)
Immigration Populations moving INTO an area
Emigration Populations EXITING an area
Reproductive Potential The theoretical unlimited growth of a population over time (if conditions are right)
Limiting Factors any biotic or abiotic factor that acts in some way to limit the number of individuals that survive and reproduce in a population
Carrying Capacity The maximum number of individuals an environment can support
Direct Observation A type of population determination where every organism is counted. Best for organisms that don’t move like plants
Indirect Observation A type of population determination where an estimate of the number of individuals is made based on looking at nest, burrows, tracks, droppings etc
Sampling A type of population determination where one counts the number of organisms in a small area (sample) and then multiplying to find the number in a larger area.
Mark and Recapture A type of population determination where traps are used to capture animals and mark them. The animals are returned to their environment. Over time, groups of animals are trapped, they are checked for tags.
Created by: bellanichn