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Biodiversity/Success

7.10B 7.10C

TermDefinition
Biodiversity variety of organisms in an ecosystem or biome
Climax community dominant community of plants and animals that come to live in an area
Ecological succession the changing sequence of communities that live in an ecosystem during a given time period
Limiting factor a condition or resource that keeps a population at a certain size
Microhabitat a small or specialized habitat within a larger habitat
Niche the unique role or job of an organism in an ecosystem
Pioneer species first organisms to live in an area
Primary succession a process that develops a biotic community in a previously uninhabited and barren habitat with little or no soil
Secondary succession a process started by an event that reduces an already established ecosystem to a smaller population of species
Sustainability ability to maintain ecological processes over long periods of time; ability of an ecosystem to maintain its structure and function over time
Created by: PerkyPerk