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The number of organisms in an ecosystem.
Example: there is (x) amount of different fish in the ocean
Keep safe from danger.
Example: The kyoto protocol was made to protect the atmosphere and the population of the earth.
A place where diversity is high.
Example: Some Caribbean islands.
A group of organisms that live within the same area.
Example: A neighbor hood.
The species that makes the most mass, or is most numerous.
Example: Trees in a forest
Species that are little in numbers, but make a big impact on the ecosystem.
Example: Sea otters.
The process of breeding in a controlled area
An organism that modifies the ecosystem
Example : Beavers makes dens.
The order of a fixed sequence
Example: The order of how a tree grows.
When a natural habitat is destroyed.
Example : Earth used to be covered in forests, but humans cut it down for homes.
When an area that was originally forests is no longer a forest.
Species that were transferred from one place to another.
Example : Sciurus carolinensis squirrel
An alien species that invaded another ecosystem and is causing a negative effect.
Example : zebra mussels
Reducing a population faster then it can come back.
Example : Atlantic cod
When an organism no longer exists within the world.
Example : Dinosaurs
When diversity in an ecosystem lowers, effecting all the organisms within it.
The practice of restoring damaged ecosystems.
When a removed forest is put back to its original state.
Example : Canadian forest cover has increased in the last decade
The control of an organism by adding a natural enemy or predator.
Example : the wasp cycle
The use of organisms to reduce waste.
Example : Compost with salt tolerance bacteria
When you add actively growing organisms into a community for improved treatment.
Example : Animal feed