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the study of species composition + richness on an island. Aimed at establishing + explaining the factors that affect species diversity of a specific community. The larger habitat will have a greater number of species than a smaller one
habitat being divided by human activities by things like roads, parking lots, and housing.
the e-connecting of habitat by human built things; underpasses to the side of highways, natural bridges over highways.
seafood, lumber, energy, minerals (often for humans)
production/plants/photosynthesis->oxygen, soil->crops, nutrient cycling
historical, spiritual, educational, recreational. Eco-tourism
filtration of natural bodies of water, decomposition, climate regulation, carbon sequestration
Only 10% of the total energy produced at each trophic level is available to the next level.
species that can live, and sometimes thrive outside of their natural habitat. Can sometimes be beneficial, but are considered invade when they threaten native species. Generalist
key to the functioning of an ecosystem
tend to be large, have few offspring per production event, mature at a late age, have care from parents post birth for awhile, long lifespans, reproduce more than once in their lives
tend to be small, reproduce in large quantities, may only reproduce 1X in their lifetime, do not care for offspring, mature early, short lifespans
the series of community changes which occur on an entirely new habitat which has never been colonized before
the series of community changes which take place on a previously colonized, but disturbed or damaged habitat
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