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individuals at one end of the curve have higher fitness than individuals in the middle or at the other end
individuals near the center of the curve have a higher fitness than individuals at either end
individuals at the upper and lower ends of the curve have higher fitness than individuals near the middle
evolutionary change within a species or small groups of organisms usually over short periods of time
a group of organisms of one species that interbreed and live in the same place at the same time
an association between two organisms in which one benefits and the other derives neither benefit nor harm
an area composed of a group of organisms or populations of different species occupying a particular space
when individuals of different species compete over a variety of limiting factors
two species competing for the same resources can not stably coexist in the same niche
creatures that are small, demand very few resources, have no parental care, and have lots of offspring (high death rate).
when individuals in a population reproduce at a constant rate (J-shaped curve). When the population grows exponentially under ideal conditions and unlimited resources
when a populations' growth slows or stops, following a period of exponential growth.
maximum sustainable yield
the maximum number of prey which can be killed such that the number of prey is below carrying capacity and predators thrive.
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