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44 terms
AP Biology Ecology Vocabulary
Aposematic coloration
Mullerian mimicry
Batesian Mimicry
Ecological Succession
very bright, often red or orange, coloration of poisonous ani…
copycat coloration where one harmless animal mimics the color…
2 or more poisonous species resemble each other and gain an a…
The change in the composition of species over time
Aposematic coloration
very bright, often red or orange, coloration of poisonous ani…
Mullerian mimicry
copycat coloration where one harmless animal mimics the color…
50 terms
AP Biology Ecology Vocabulary
Abiotic
Age structure
Behavior
Biofilm
Nonliving; specifically, the nonliving components of an ecosy…
The relative number of individuals of each age in a population.
All of the acts an organism performs, as in, for example, see…
any group of microorganisms in which cells stick to each othe…
Abiotic
Nonliving; specifically, the nonliving components of an ecosy…
Age structure
The relative number of individuals of each age in a population.
69 terms
AP Biology - Ecology/ Vocabulary
Biotic
Abiotic
Climate
Biome
living components of an ecosystem. They are sorted into three…
non-living chemical and physical parts of the environment tha…
long term patterns of temperature, humidity, wind, etc. in an…
a large naturally occurring community of flora and fauna occu…
Biotic
living components of an ecosystem. They are sorted into three…
Abiotic
non-living chemical and physical parts of the environment tha…
82 terms
AP Biology - Ecology Vocabulary
Age Structure
Carrying Capacity
Demography
Density-Dependent Factor
How a population is distributed.
The number of individuals in a population that the resources…
The study of population structure and of the processes by whi…
Pertaining to a factor with an effect on population size that…
Age Structure
How a population is distributed.
Carrying Capacity
The number of individuals in a population that the resources…
20 terms
AP Biology: Community Ecology
community
commensalism
habitat
symbiosis
A group of various species that live in the same habitat and…
A relationship between two organisms of different species whe…
type of environment in which a species typically lives
A relationship in which two different organisms live in close…
community
A group of various species that live in the same habitat and…
commensalism
A relationship between two organisms of different species whe…
90 terms
AP Biology Ecology
Population
Community
Ecosystem
Biotic
a localized group of individuals of the same species that can…
all the organisms that inhabit a particular area; as assembla…
all the organisms in a given area as well as the abiotic fact…
pertaining to the living organisms in the environment
Population
a localized group of individuals of the same species that can…
Community
all the organisms that inhabit a particular area; as assembla…
130 terms
AP Biology - Ecology Review
ecology
population
community
ecosystem
study of the distribution and abundance of organisms and thei…
group of individuals of the same species living in the same a…
group of populations of different species living in the same…
interrelationships between organisms in a community and their…
ecology
study of the distribution and abundance of organisms and thei…
population
group of individuals of the same species living in the same a…
60 terms
AP Biology Ecology
Population
Community
Ecosystem
Biotic
a localized group of individuals of the same species that can…
all the organisms that inhabit a particular area; as assembla…
all the organisms in a given area as well as the abiotic fact…
pertaining to the living organisms in the environment
Population
a localized group of individuals of the same species that can…
Community
all the organisms that inhabit a particular area; as assembla…
31 terms
AP Biology- Ecology Vocabulary
Biogeochemical cycles
Ecology
Decomposers
Abiotic
Substance turnover or cycling of substances is a pathway by w…
The study of how organisms interact with their environment.
Any of the saprobic fungi and prokaryotes that absorb nutrien…
Nonliving.
Biogeochemical cycles
Substance turnover or cycling of substances is a pathway by w…
Ecology
The study of how organisms interact with their environment.
36 terms
AP Biology: Ecology Vocabulary
abiotic factor
adaptation
biodiversity
biotic
nonliving; referring to the physical and chemical properties…
a behavioral or biological change that enables an organism to…
variety of life
pertaining to the living factors, the organisms, in an enviro…
abiotic factor
nonliving; referring to the physical and chemical properties…
adaptation
a behavioral or biological change that enables an organism to…
23 terms
AP Biology Ecology Vocabulary
Adaptation
Analogous structure
Asymmetry
Autotrophic
A trait that helps an organism survive and reproduce
Body parts that share a common function, but not structure or…
A lack of symmetry
An organism capable of synthesizing its own food from inorgan…
Adaptation
A trait that helps an organism survive and reproduce
Analogous structure
Body parts that share a common function, but not structure or…
Biology AP Ecology Vocabulary
abiotic factor
abiotic reservoir
aphotic zone
batesian mimicry
The non-living parts of an ecosystem such as soil, climate an…
The part of an ecosystem where a chemical, such as carbon or…
Dark layer of the oceans below the photic zone where sunlight…
A type of mimicry in which a harmless species looks like a sp…
abiotic factor
The non-living parts of an ecosystem such as soil, climate an…
abiotic reservoir
The part of an ecosystem where a chemical, such as carbon or…
15 terms
AP Biology: Population Ecology
population
age structure
population density
biotic potential
A group of individuals that belong to the same species and li…
Percentage of the population (or number of people of each sex…
Number of individuals per unit area
The maximum rate at which a population could increase under i…
population
A group of individuals that belong to the same species and li…
age structure
Percentage of the population (or number of people of each sex…
17 terms
Ecology AP Biology
Exponential population growth
Logistic population growth
K-selection
R-selection
Growth of a population in an ideal, unlimited environment, re…
Population growth that levels off as population size approach…
Also called density-dependent selection. Characterized by few…
Also called density-independent selection. Characterized by m…
Exponential population growth
Growth of a population in an ideal, unlimited environment, re…
Logistic population growth
Population growth that levels off as population size approach…
47 terms
AP Biology Ecology Vocabulary
Allele Affect
Carrying Capacity (K)
K selection
r selection
More difficult for organisms to survive in smaller environmen…
Maximum population size a particular environment can support.
Traits selected that helps organisms to survive in crowded en…
Traits selected that help organisms survive in uncrowded envi…
Allele Affect
More difficult for organisms to survive in smaller environmen…
Carrying Capacity (K)
Maximum population size a particular environment can support.
31 terms
AP Biology Ecology Vocabulary
Abiotic Factors
Biotic Factors
Population
Clumped Population Spacing
Non-living elements of an environment that work to play a rol…
Living elements of an environment that work to play a role in…
A group of individuals in the same species which are able to…
A dispersal pattern within a population in which individuals…
Abiotic Factors
Non-living elements of an environment that work to play a rol…
Biotic Factors
Living elements of an environment that work to play a role in…
30 terms
AP Biology - Ecology Vocabulary
abiotic factor
abundance
adaptation
age structure
A nonliving physical or chemical part of an ecosystem.
The total number of organisms in a biological community.
A trait that helps an organism survive and reproduce.
The distribution of individuals among different ages in a pop…
abiotic factor
A nonliving physical or chemical part of an ecosystem.
abundance
The total number of organisms in a biological community.
49 terms
AP Biology Ecology Vocabulary
Density
Dispersion
Mark-Recapture Method
Immigration
In biology, a measure of the number of organisms that occupy…
The pattern of distribution of individuals within a habitat
Method used to estimate the size of an animal population by c…
The movement into a population
Density
In biology, a measure of the number of organisms that occupy…
Dispersion
The pattern of distribution of individuals within a habitat
65 terms
AP Biology Ecology Vocabulary
Ecology
Population
Community
Ecosystem
- the study of how organisms interact with each other and the…
- a group of individuals of the same species that lives in th…
- consists of populations of different species that interact…
- consists of all the organisms in a particular region along…
Ecology
- the study of how organisms interact with each other and the…
Population
- a group of individuals of the same species that lives in th…
109 terms
AP Biology Ecology Vocabulary
Population
Community
Patchiness
Precautionary Principle
a localized group of individuals that belong to the same biol…
all the organisms that inhabit a particular area; an assembla…
localized variation in environmental conditions within an eco…
a guiding principle in making decisions about the environment…
Population
a localized group of individuals that belong to the same biol…
Community
all the organisms that inhabit a particular area; an assembla…
88 terms
AP Biology- Ecology Vocabulary
Abiotic
Biotic
Carrying Capacity (K)
K selected species
Non living factors of an ecosystem
Living factors of an ecosystem
The maximum number of organisms an ecosystem can sustain
stable environment, put in lot of effort into offspring, typi…
Abiotic
Non living factors of an ecosystem
Biotic
Living factors of an ecosystem
35 terms
AP Biology Ecology Vocabulary
aposematic coloration
associative learning
Batesian mimicry
behavioral ecology
The bright warning coloration of many animals with effective…
The acquired ability to associate one environmental feature (…
A type of mimicry in which a harmless species looks like a sp…
The study of evolution of and ecological basis for animal beh…
aposematic coloration
The bright warning coloration of many animals with effective…
associative learning
The acquired ability to associate one environmental feature (…
50 terms
AP Biology Ecology Vocabulary
Abiotic
Age structure
Behavior
Biofilm
Nonliving; specifically, the nonliving components of an ecosy…
The relative number of individuals of each age in a population.
All of the acts an organism performs, as in, for example, see…
any group of microorganisms in which cells stick to each othe…
Abiotic
Nonliving; specifically, the nonliving components of an ecosy…
Age structure
The relative number of individuals of each age in a population.
AP Biology - Ecology Vocabulary
Abiotic factors
Altruism
Biogeochemical cycles
Biotic factors
All of the non-living things in an ecosystem
Selflessness, such as bees protecting the queen and naked mol…
A pathway by which a chemical substance moves through both bi…
All of the living things in an ecosystem
Abiotic factors
All of the non-living things in an ecosystem
Altruism
Selflessness, such as bees protecting the queen and naked mol…
25 terms
AP Biology Vocabulary- Ecology
population
density
dispersion
immigration
A group of individuals of the same species that live in the s…
The number of individuals per unit area or volume
The pattern of spacing among individuals within the boundarie…
The influx of new individuals into a population from other ar…
population
A group of individuals of the same species that live in the s…
density
The number of individuals per unit area or volume
188 terms
ap biology: ecology vocabulary
1. Behavior
2. Ethology
3. Proximate Causation
4. Ultimate Causation
action carried out by muscles or glands under control of nerv…
the study of how animals behave, particularly in their natura…
how a behavior occurs or is modified
why a behavior occurs in the context of natural selection
1. Behavior
action carried out by muscles or glands under control of nerv…
2. Ethology
the study of how animals behave, particularly in their natura…
22 terms
AP Biology Ecology Vocabulary
Photic zone
Aphotic zone
Pelagic zone
Benthic zone
The narrow top layer of an ocean or lake, where light penetra…
The part of an ocean or lake beneath the photic zone, where l…
The open-water component of aquatic biomes
The bottom surface of an aquatic environment
Photic zone
The narrow top layer of an ocean or lake, where light penetra…
Aphotic zone
The part of an ocean or lake beneath the photic zone, where l…
42 terms
Ecology Vocabulary- AP Biology
Denitrification
Symbiosis
10% rule
Ecological footprint
The release of nitrogen to the atmosphere by bacteria
When two or more species live in direct contact with one anot…
Energy is lost at each trophic level as heat or for metabolic…
Examines the total land and water area needed for the resourc…
Denitrification
The release of nitrogen to the atmosphere by bacteria
Symbiosis
When two or more species live in direct contact with one anot…
30 terms
AP Biology - Population Ecology Vocabulary
age structure diagram
biosphere
biotic potential
carrying capacity
show ages of population
the zones of Earth's soil, water, and air where living organi…
highest possible rate of natural increase
maximum number of individuals of a given species the communit…
age structure diagram
show ages of population
biosphere
the zones of Earth's soil, water, and air where living organi…
44 terms
AP Biology Ecology Unit
Aposematic coloration
Mullerian mimicry
Batesian Mimicry
Ecological Succession
very bright, often red or orange, coloration of poisonous ani…
copycat coloration where one harmless animal mimics the color…
2 or more poisonous species resemble each other and gain an a…
The change in the composition of species over time
Aposematic coloration
very bright, often red or orange, coloration of poisonous ani…
Mullerian mimicry
copycat coloration where one harmless animal mimics the color…
86 terms
AP Biology Ecology
Population
Community
Ecosystem
Biotic
a localized group of individuals of the same species that can…
all the organisms that inhabit a particular area; as assembla…
all the organisms in a given area as well as the abiotic fact…
pertaining to the living organisms in the environment
Population
a localized group of individuals of the same species that can…
Community
all the organisms that inhabit a particular area; as assembla…
90 terms
AP Biology Ecology
Population
Community
Ecosystem
Biotic
a localized group of individuals of the same species that can…
all the organisms that inhabit a particular area; as assembla…
all the organisms in a given area as well as the abiotic fact…
pertaining to the living organisms in the environment
Population
a localized group of individuals of the same species that can…
Community
all the organisms that inhabit a particular area; as assembla…
56 terms
AP Biology Ecology Flashcards
Weather
MicroClimate
MacroClimate
Abiotic
The state of the atmosphere at a place and time as regards he…
A micro climate is the climate of a small area that is differ…
The climate as described by standard meteorological informati…
Physical rather than biological; not derived from living orga…
Weather
The state of the atmosphere at a place and time as regards he…
MicroClimate
A micro climate is the climate of a small area that is differ…
13 terms
AP Biology: Population Ecology
population
age structure
population density
exponential growth
A group of individuals that belong to the same species and li…
Percentage of the population (or number of people of each sex…
Number of individuals per unit area
Growth of a population in an ideal, unlimited environment, re…
population
A group of individuals that belong to the same species and li…
age structure
Percentage of the population (or number of people of each sex…
AP Biology Ecology
Abiotic Factor
Abundance
Adaptation
Age Structure
things that aren't living: climate, weather, rocks, geography…
A large amount of something
a change or the process of change by which an organism or spe…
how old organisms in a population are
Abiotic Factor
things that aren't living: climate, weather, rocks, geography…
Abundance
A large amount of something
121 terms
AP Biology Ecology Unit
age structure
biotic potential
carrying capacity
cohort
Shows the number of individuals in a population in each of se…
The maximum possible population growth rate under optimal con…
The maximum number of individuals of a species that an enviro…
A group of individuals born during the same time interval.
age structure
Shows the number of individuals in a population in each of se…
biotic potential
The maximum possible population growth rate under optimal con…
115 terms
AP Biology-- Ecology Unit
Ecology
Organismal ecology
Population
Population ecology
study of the integrations between organisms and the environme…
has to do with how an organism's structure, physiology, and b…
group of individuals of the same species living in an area; e…
studies the factors that affect population size and how and w…
Ecology
study of the integrations between organisms and the environme…
Organismal ecology
has to do with how an organism's structure, physiology, and b…
169 terms
AP Biology Ecology Unit Vocabulary
Ecology
Organismal ecology
Population ecology
Population
The study of the interactions of organisms with their physica…
A study of ecology that includes the sub disciplines of physi…
A study of ecology that analyzes factors that affect populati…
A group of individuals of one species living in one area who…
Ecology
The study of the interactions of organisms with their physica…
Organismal ecology
A study of ecology that includes the sub disciplines of physi…
114 terms
AP Biology Ecology
Abiotic
Biotic
Biota
An example of interactions between bio…
Living components of an ecosystem
Nonliving components of an ecosystem: rocks, temperature ligh…
All the organisms that are part of an individual's environment
...
Abiotic
Living components of an ecosystem
Biotic
Nonliving components of an ecosystem: rocks, temperature ligh…
9 terms
Pre-AP Biology: Ecology Vocabulary
Community
Succession
Habitat
Energy Pyramid
A group of various species that live in the same habitat and…
The replacement of one type of community by another at a sing…
The place where an organism usually lives.
A triangular diagram that shows an ecosystem's loss of energy…
Community
A group of various species that live in the same habitat and…
Succession
The replacement of one type of community by another at a sing…
49 terms
AP Biology- Ecology
Population
Community
Ecosystem
Biosphere
Individuals of one species living in one area; ex: all the sp…
All the organisms living in one area; ex: Boulder, CO
All the biotic factors or organisms in a given area as well a…
The global ecosystem
Population
Individuals of one species living in one area; ex: all the sp…
Community
All the organisms living in one area; ex: Boulder, CO
23 terms
AP Biology: Population Ecology
age structure
big-bang reproduction
carrying capacity
density
The relative number of individuals of each age in a population.
Reproduction in which an organism produces all of its offspri…
The maximum population size that can be supported by the avai…
The number of individuals per unit area or volume.
age structure
The relative number of individuals of each age in a population.
big-bang reproduction
Reproduction in which an organism produces all of its offspri…
41 terms
AP Biology Ecology Unit
Aposematic coloration
Mullerian mimicry
Batesian Mimicry
Ecological Succession
very bright, often red or orange, coloration of poisonous ani…
copycat coloration where one harmless animal mimics the color…
2 or more poisonous species resemble each other and gain an a…
The change in the composition of species over time
Aposematic coloration
very bright, often red or orange, coloration of poisonous ani…
Mullerian mimicry
copycat coloration where one harmless animal mimics the color…
25 terms
AP Biology: Behavior and Ecology
instinct
fixed action pattern
learning
imprinting
inherited circuitry that directs and guides behavior; ex. hon…
type of innate behavior that aren't reflexes by are not consc…
a change in a behavior brought about by an experience
form of learning that occurs during a brief period of time, u…
instinct
inherited circuitry that directs and guides behavior; ex. hon…
fixed action pattern
type of innate behavior that aren't reflexes by are not consc…
93 terms
AP Biology Ecology
Population
Community
Ecosystem
Biotic
a localized group of individuals of the same species that can…
all the organisms that inhabit a particular area; as assembla…
all the organisms in a given area as well as the abiotic fact…
pertaining to the living organisms in the environment
Population
a localized group of individuals of the same species that can…
Community
all the organisms that inhabit a particular area; as assembla…
50 terms
Pre-Ap Biology Ecology Vocabulary
Abiotic factor
Biogeochemical cycle
Biological community
Biome
Nonliving factor
Exchange of matter through the biosphere involving living org…
All the interacting populations of different species that liv…
Large group of ecosystems that share the same climate and hav…
Abiotic factor
Nonliving factor
Biogeochemical cycle
Exchange of matter through the biosphere involving living org…
31 terms
AP Biology Ch 52: Population Ecology Vocabulary
Population Ecology
Population
Density
Dispersion
The study of how members of a population interact with their…
a group of individuals of one species that live in a particul…
number of individuals per unit area or volume. p1152
the pattern of spacing among individuals within geographic po…
Population Ecology
The study of how members of a population interact with their…
Population
a group of individuals of one species that live in a particul…
94 terms
AP Environmental Science- Ecology
abundance
commensalism
trophic level
tertiary consumer
A lot of something.
A relationship between two organisms in which one organism be…
Each step in a food chain or food web
A carnivore that eats other carnivores.
abundance
A lot of something.
commensalism
A relationship between two organisms in which one organism be…
45 terms
AP Biology - Vocabulary - Ecology and Plants
population
ecosystem
population distribution
growth rate
group of organisms of the same species occupying a certain ar…
biological community together with the associated abiotic env…
the pattern of dispersal of individuals living within a certa…
rate at which the number of individuals in a population incre…
population
group of organisms of the same species occupying a certain ar…
ecosystem
biological community together with the associated abiotic env…
90 terms
AP Biology Ecology
Population
Community
Ecosystem
Biotic
a localized group of individuals of the same species that can…
all the organisms that inhabit a particular area; as assembla…
all the organisms in a given area as well as the abiotic fact…
pertaining to the living organisms in the environment
Population
a localized group of individuals of the same species that can…
Community
all the organisms that inhabit a particular area; as assembla…
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