Flashcards in Ecosystems Vocabulary Deck (16)
the branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings.
an expert in or student of ecology.
the natural home or environment of an animal, plant, or other organism.
a change in an organism that makes it suited to a particular environment.
a place on earth where living things interact with other living and non-living things.
the relationship between species where at least one species benefits.
the relationship where both species benefit.
the relationship where one species benefits and the other species is harmed.
an animal or plant on or in which a parasite or commensal organism lives.
the relationship where one species benefits, and the other species neither benefits nor is harmed
materials or substances such as minerals, forests, water, and fertile land that occur in nature and can be used for economic gain.
can be maintained or continued; capable of being used indefinitely, often referring to the use of resources
a measurement of the amount of materials and energy each person uses every day
make smaller or less in amount
use again or more than once