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Succession part 1

Succession

QuestionAnswer
invasive a species that is non-native and causes harm to the environment and /orother organisms
native species a species natural found in an area
succession a slow change in organisms that occurs when the environment changes
biennials a plant that completes its life cycle in two years; roots stay alive during the winter
parasitism a symbiotic relationship where one organism harmed and one benefits
primary succession a series of changes that occurs in an area where no soil or organisms exist
secondary succession a series of changes that occurs in an area where the ecosystem has been disturbed but where soil and organisms still exists
symbiosis the relationship between the individuals of two or more different species
mutualism a symbiotic relationship in which both species benefit and depend on one another
commensalism a symbiotic relationship where one species is benefited and the other species is not benefited or harmed
lichen an organism made of a fungus and either algae or bacteria that live together in a mutualistic relationship
soil compaction when soil is pressed down tightly resulting in the removal of air pockets, therefore not allowing water to get through or plants to grow
Created by: AKaplan