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Ecology 2-Lindsay

2nd week of ecology
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carrying capacity
largest number of individuals of a population that a given environment can support
dispersion
The pattern of distribution of organisms in a population
emmigration
the movement of individuals out of a population
immigration
movement of individuals into an area occupied by an existing population
extinction
no longer in existence
biodiversity
the number of different species in a given area
biological magnification
process by which pollutants become more concentrated in successive trophic levels of a food web
invasive species
species that enter new ecosystems and multiply, harming native species and their habitats
resource partitioning
the differentiation of niches that enables similar species to coexist in a community
exotic species
organisms that are not native to a particular area