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2nd week of ecology

carrying capacity

largest number of individuals of a population that a given environment can support


The pattern of distribution of organisms in a population


the movement of individuals out of a population


movement of individuals into an area occupied by an existing population


no longer in existence


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

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