Ecology Chapter One Vocabulary

Created by 17tnye 

Upgrade to
remove ads

15 terms · Chapter One in new book! WOOT!

biosphere

the regions of the surface and atmosphere of the Earth (or other planet) where living organisms exist

carrying capacity

largest number of individuals of a population that a environment can support

commensalism

the relation between two different kinds of organisms when one receives benefits from the other without damaging it

community

(ecology) a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other

consumer

an organism that obtains energy by feeding on other organisms

ecology

the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment

ecosystem

a system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their physical environment

habitat

Place where an Organism lives

limiting factor

factor that causes the growth of a population to decrease

mutualism

the relation between two different species of organisms that are interdependent

niche

(ecology) the status of an organism within its environment and community (affecting its survival as a species)

parasitism

the relation between two different kinds of organisms in which one receives benefits from the other by causing damage to it (usually not fatal damage)

population

a group of organisms of the same species populating a given area

producer

an organism that makes its own food

symbiosis

the relation between two different species of organisms that are interdependent

Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.

Having trouble? Click here for help.

We can’t access your microphone!

Click the icon above to update your browser permissions above and try again

Example:

Reload the page to try again!

Reload

Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom

Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom

It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.

Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.

For more help, see our troubleshooting page.

Your microphone is muted

For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.

NEW! Voice Recording

Click the mic to start.

Create Set