chapter 1 ecology

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15 terms · chapter 1 ecology for Mr. zebly's class

biosphere

the part of earth where life exists

carrying capacity

The largest population that an area can support

commensalism

a symbiotic relationship in which one organism benefits and the other is unaffected

community

a group of people living in a particular local area

consumer

a person who uses goods or services

ecology

scientific study of interactions among organisms and between organisms and their environment

ecosystem

living and nonliving things in an environment, together with their interactions

habitat

Place where an Organism lives

limiting factor

factor that causes the growth of a population to decrease

mutualism

relationship in which both organisms benefit

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

something that produces

symbiosis

the relation between two different species of organisms that are interdependent

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