Chapter 2

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Chapter 2
2014-09-23 18:28:31

Chapter 2 Glossary Terms
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  1. Population
    All the individuals of a species that occupies a particular area at a certain time
  2. Exponential Growth
    Accelerating Growth that forms a j-shape when population is graphed
  3. Limiting Factors
    limits the growth, distribution,and amount of a population
  4. Carrying Capacity
    the size of a population that can be supported indefinitely with the available resources and services
  5. Ecological Niche
    an organism occupies a position in an ecosystem, including abiotic and biotic factors
  6. Predator
    an organism that kills other organisms
  7. Prey
    organism that is eaten by a predator
  8. Mutualism
    the symbiotic relationship between two species in which both species benefit from the relationship
  9. Parasite
    organism thats niche depends on association with higher host organisms.
  10. Competition
    when two organisms compete for the same resource
  11. Sustainable use
    use that doesnt lead depletion of a resource or affect the diversity of an ecosystem
  12. Doubling Time
    the amount of time it would take for a population to double
  13. Ecological Footprint
    the impact of an individual based on use of energy, land and waste production
  14. Unsustainable
    activity that leads to the decline of functions in an ecosystem
  15. Sustainability
    Use of resources like land and water at levels where it can last forever
  16. Ecosystem Services
    benefits experienced by organisms, provided by sustainable ecosystems
  17. Desertification
    the change of a non-desert into a desert, by climate change or unsustainable farming
  18. Ecotourism
    tourism thats sensitive to the health of an ecosystem