Science Vocab Set #12

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Science Vocab Set #12
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  1. Species
    a class of individuals having some common characteristics or qualities
  2. Population
    the assemblage of a specific type of organism living in a given area
  3. Community
    a locality inhabited by such a group
  4. Ecosytem
    a system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their environment
  5. Biotic Factors
    a living thing, as an animal or plant, that influences or affects an ecosystem
  6. Abiotic Factors
    a nonliving condition or thing, as climate or habitat, that influences or affects an ecosystem and theorganisms in it
  7. Niche
    the position or function of an organism in a community of plants and animals
  8. Biodiversity
    diversity among and within plant and animal species in an environment
  9. Population Density
    the number of people living per unit of an area, the number of people relative to the space occupied by them
  10. Limiting Factors
    an environmental factor that tends to limit population size
  11. Carrying Capacity
    the maximum, equilibrium number of organisms of a particular species that can be supported indefinitely in a given environment
  12. Competition
    the struggle between individuals of the same or different species for food, space, light, etc,when these are inadequate to supply the needs of all
  13. Predation
    a relation between animals in which one organism captures and feeds on others
  14. Symbiosis
    living together of two dissimilar organisms
  15. Mutalism
    a relationship between two species of organisms in which both benefit from the association

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