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Population growth & distribution
size, density, dispersal patterns (clumped, uniform, random), age structure, survivorship curves, reproductive tables
limiting factors
density-dependent, density-independent
growth
: exponential growth, logistic growth, carrying capacity (K), r-selected, K-selected, population cycles
interspecific competition
: (-/-) niche (competitive exclusion), resource partitioning, keystone species, dominant species
predation
: (+/-) predator, parasite, parasitoid, herbivore
symbiosis:
mutualism (+/+), commensalism (+/0), parasitism (+/-)
coevolution:
predator-prey adaptations, cryptic coloration, warning coloration, mimicry, Batesian mimicry (fooling) vs. Mullerian mimicry (warning), convergent evolution
Succession
• primary succession, pioneer species, climax community, secondary succession, fire, climax
Biomes
• tropical rain forest, savanna, temperate grassland, temperate deciduous forest, desert, taiga, tundra (permafrost), freshwater, marine
Trophic levels
primary producers, primary consumers, secondary consumers, tertiary consumers, decomposers food chain, food web, ecological pyramids (energy, biomass, numbers), energy flow, nutrient recycling, eutrophication
Nutrient cycles
carbon cycle, water cycle, nitrogen cycle, phosphorus cycle
Human Impact
• greenhouse effect (global warming), ozone depletion, acid rain, deforestation/loss of habitat & biodiversity/fragmented habitat, biomagnification, introduced species, over-exploitation, desertification