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Species adapt to competition by evolving to use slightly different resources, or to use their shared resources if different ways, thus minimizing interference with eachother.
Individuals of one species, a predator, hunt, capture, kill, and consume individuals of other species.
A relationship in which one organism, or parasite, depends on another, the host, for nourishment or some other benefit while simetanously doing the host harm
A parasitic or mutualistic relationship between different species of organisms that live in close physical proximity
Rank in the feeding heiarchy of a food chain. Organisms at higher trophic levels consume those at lower trophic levels
species that has strong wide reaching impact far out of proportion to its abundancce
Follows a disturbance so severe that no vegetation or soil life remains from the community that occupied the site.
Begins when a disturbance dramatically alters an existing community but does not destroy all lving things or all organic matter in soil
A species that spreads widely and rapidly becoms domminant in a community, interfering with the community's normal functioning.
Temprate Deciduous Forest
Characterized by broad leafed trees that are deciduous and loose their leaves
Occur where temperature differences between winter and summer become more extreme and rainfall diminishes.
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