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Chapter 4 sections 4.2 and 4.4 Biology Miller
the area where an organism lives, including the biotic and abiotic factors that affect it
full range of physical and biological conditions in which an organism lives and the way in which the organism uses those conditions
a species that is critical to the functioning of the ecosystem in which it lives because it affects the survival and abundance of many other species in its community
A close relationship between two organisms in which at least one of the organisms benefits
symbiotic relationship in which both species benefit from the relationship
the relation between two different kinds of organisms when one receives benefits from the other without damaging it
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)
An organism that hunts and eats other organisms.
An organism that is hunted and eaten by a predator organism.
When damage done to a keystone species causes damage to the whole food web (ecosystem).
An environmental factor that prevents a population from increasing beyond a certain point.
The largest number of organsims that the environment of a particular area can sustainably support.
The number of organisms per a specific area.
Growth whose rate becomes ever more rapid in proportion to the growing total number or size. The population increases in a j type shape.
When limiting factors restrict size of population to the carrying capacity of the environment. Forms a more S-shaped type of curve.