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18 Fall - Ecology


What are the 5 abiotic factors? Water, Sunlight, Oxygen, Temperature & Soil
What are the 5 biotic factors? Bacteria, Protists, Fungi, Plants & Animals
What are the 5 levels that an organism’s environment can be divided into? Organism, Population, Community, Ecosystem & Biosphere
What are some examples of an organism's activities of life? reproducing, growing & using energy
What are some examples of organism's? human being, cactus, bacteria
What does an organism’s niche include? Habitat, Food, Competition & Predation
Within a population, what do organisms compete for? food, living space & mates
What are 3 limiting factors? food and water, space & weather
When a population grows larger than the carrying capacity, what do the limiting factors do to the population? population will decrease
What 4 factors will cause population changes? birth rate (natality), death rate (mortality), immigration & emigration
What do organisms in communities depend on one another for? food & shelter
What causes secondary succession? Natural disasters (hurricanes, fires, tornadoes)
What is an example of population? all of the rabbits around VCMS or all of the pigeons in Atlanta
How is space a limiting factor for organisms? when too many organisms are in an area it results in more competition for food, water, and sunlight
How long does it take to get from field to forest 100+ years
Does primary succession or secondary succession occur faster? secondary succession
Created by: lprinke