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Science 4/7/10


What is ecology? The study of the interactions of organisms with one another and with their environment.
What is an individual? An individual is one organism.
What is a population? Made up of individuals that belong to the same species and live in the same area.
What is a community? Made up of all of the populations of organisms that live in an area and interact.
What is an ecosystem? Made up of a community of organisms and their abiotic environment.
What is a biome? An area where the climate typically determines the plant community, which supports an animal community.
What is the biosphere? Made up of all the areas on Earth where organisms are found.
What is a limiting factor? a resource that is so scarce that it limits the size of a population.
What is a carrying capacity? The largest population that an environment can support.
What are the three interactions among organisms? Competitive relationships, predator and prey relationships, and symbiotic relatioshsips.
What is competition? When to or more individuals or populations try to use the same resource.
What are the four ways to help from getting eaten, or catching prey? Prey adaptaions, camouflage, defensive chemicals, and warning coloration.
What are the three types of symbiosis? Mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism.
What is mutualism? a relationship when both organisms benefit.
What is commensalism? a relationship when one organism benefits and the other is unaffected.
What is parasitism? a relationship when one organism is harmed, and one benefits.
Created by: kylesmile16