Immigration: influx of individuals into an area
Emigration: movement of individuals out an area.
Logistic growth: (shown with an S-shaped curve) population growth that levels off at carrying capacity. 4.
Exponential growth: (shown as J-shaped curve) geometric increase of a population as it grows into an ideal unlimited environment. 5.
Niche: the sum total of a species use of the abiotic and biotic resources in its environment 6.
Symbiosis: an ecological relationship between organisms of two different species that live together in direct contact 7.
Commensalism: A symbiotic relationship in which the symboint benefits but the host is neither helped nor harmed. 8.
Mutualism: a symbiotic relationship in which both participants benefits 9.
Paratism: A symbiotic relationship in which the symboint benefits at the expense of the host by living either within the host as an ectoparasite. 10.
Predation: interaction between species in which one species, the predator eats the other, the prey 11.
Co evolution: the mutual evolutionary influence between two different species interacting with each other and reciprocally influencing each other adaptations. 12.
Mimicry: the similarity of one species to another which protects one or both 13.
Camouflage: an animal natural coloring or form that enables it to bond in with its surroundings 14.
Pioneer species: species which colonize previously uncolonized land usually leading to ecological succession. They are the first organisms to start the chain of events leading to a live able biosphere or ecosystem. 15.
Climax Community: a biological community of plants and animals which through the process of ecological succession the development of vegetation in an area over time has reached a steady state. 16.
Succession: the series of changes in an ecological community that occur over time after a disturbance. 17.
Primary Succession: a type of ecological that occurs in a virtually lifeless area where there...
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