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a form of plant sampling and calculating the density of plants in the area- divide into quadrats, count in certain quadrats, find average, multiply by all the quadrats
the pattern of spacing among individuals within the boundaries of a population ie clumped, random, or uniform
a species with few offspring but lots of parent involvement (k species) high population density
a species that produces many offspring with little parent involvement (r species) low population density
per capita birth rate
number of offspring produced per unit of time by an average member of the population
aggregate land and water area required to produce resources consumed and absorb waste generated
the resources an organism ends up using in their fundamental niche due to competition with other organisms
sum of all organisms living in a given area and the abiotic factors with which they interact
ecological impact of increase of cyanobacteria and algae in aquatic ecosystems due to an increase in the limiting nutrient (usually nitrogen or phosphorus)
process in which fixed nitrogen compounds are converted back into nitrogen gas and returned to the atmosphere
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