NR 435 Chapter 3 Vocabulary
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Evolution by one species to resemble another species that is protected from predators by a venemous stinger, bad taste or some other defensive mechanism.
- The maximum reproductive rate of an organism, given unlimited resources and ideal environmental
- The maximum number of individuals of any species that can be supported by an particular ecosystem on
- a long-term basis.
The process in which species exert selective pressure on each other and graduallyevolve new features or behaviors as a result of those pressures.
- Species evolve from different origins but under similar environmental conditions to have similar
Separation of a species into new types.
The number of species present in a community (species richness), as well as the relative abundance of each species.
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