The division of environmental resources by coexisting species such that the niche of each species differs by one or more significant factors from the niches of all coexisting species
The study of populations in relation to the environment, including environmental influences on population density and distribution, age structure, and variations in population size.
logistic growth model
A growth model that describes a population whose growth is initially exponential, but slows as the population approaches the carrying capacity of the environment.
A relationship between two organisms of different species where one benefits and the other is neither harmed nor benefited
Species that produce a few, often fairly large offspring but invest a great deal of time and energy to ensure that most of those offspring reach reproductive age.
Percentage of the population (or number of people of each sex) at each age level in a population.
Species that reproduce early in their life span and produce large numbers of usually small and short-lived offspring in a short period.
Graph showing the number of survivors in different age groups for a particular species.
an organism that causes changes in the physical environment sufficient to influence the structure of landscapes, ecosystems, or communities.
A strip of natural habitat that connects two adjacent nature preserves to allow migration of organisms from one place to another
(ecology) the gradual and orderly process of change in an ecosystem brought about by the progressive replacement of one community by another until a stable climax is established
A collection of populations that have regular or intermittent gene flow between geographically separate units
An ecological succession that begins in an area where no biotic community previously existed
The study of how interactions between species affect community structure and organization
Succession following a disturbance that destroys a community without destroying the soil
Is the percentage increase or decrease of GDP from the previous measurement cycle. It is annualized so it can be compared to the previous year.
THE PRACTICE OF TRYING TO OBTAIN SOMETHING THAT IS BEING SOUGHT BY OTHERS UNDER SIMILAR CIRCUMSTANCES AT THE SAME TIME.
intrinsic growth rate
the maximum potential for growth of a population under ideal conditions with unlimited resources
competitive exclusion principle
Ecological rule that states that no two species can occupy the same exact niche in the same habitat at the same time