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a living component of a biological community; an organism, or a factor pertaining to one or more organisms
The branch of ecology concerned with the morphological, physiological, and behavioral ways in which individual organisms meet the challenges posed by their biotic and abiotic environments
The study of populations in relation to the environment, including environmental influences on population density and distribution, age structure, and variations in population size.
(ecology) a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other
The study of how interactions between species affect community structure and organization
a system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their physical environment
The study of energy flow and the cycling of chemicals among the various biotic and abiotic factors in an ecosystem
logistic growth model
a description of idealized population growth that is slowed by limiting factors
in a community competition for resources among members of the same species
limiting factor that affects all populations in similar ways, regardless of population size
opportunistic life history
• Take immediate advantage of favorable conditions
• Typically exhibit a Type III survivorship curve
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