Population Ecology

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Population Ecology

Ecology is the study of interactions among organisms and their environment

Population density - number of individuals of a given species in a specific area at a given time

Population change

Limits on growth

Density dependent factors

Density independent factors

Survival tactics - reproduction

Human population growth

What are the density dependent limits to growth acting on human population?

Demographic transition

Communities of organisms Chp 46

No organism lives in isolation. Every living thing is part of a community.

Mutualism

Commensalism

Parasitism

Niche

Diversity in communities

Succession

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