Scientific study of the interactions of organisms with the environments.
When does competition occur?
When necessary resources are insufficient to support growth of species living in the same niche.
What are some resources that organisms compete for?
Light, water, nutrients, spaces, etc.
Competition that occurs between members of different species.
Competition that occurs between members of the same species.
What are the 2 types of competition?
Interspecific and intraspecific
What is the scientific name of a mustard plant?
An interacting group of individuals of one species living in the same geographic area.
The full range of physical and biological conditions in which an organism lives and the way in which the organism uses those conditions
The area where an organism lives, including the biotic and abiotic factors that affect it
The number of individuals of a species per unit area/volume.
Competitive Exclusion Principle
2 species with similar environmental requirements cannot coexist indefinitely in the same habitat.
Identification, naming, and classifying organisms.
What are some problems with using common names?
They vary with languages and locations, cause confusion and chaos.
In binomial nomenclature, what do the 1st and 2nd terms stand for?
1st: genus; 2nd: specific epithet
A variety of a plant developed from a natural species and maintained under cultivation; Follows the binomial nomenclature either preceded by "cv" or in single quotes.
Dried specimens mounted to stiff mounting paper.
What do herbarium specimen labels include?