Lecture 4 Communities Flashcards Preview

Ecology BIOL214 Paul > Lecture 4 Communities > Flashcards

Flashcards in Lecture 4 Communities Deck (4)
Loading flashcards...
1

what is a community?

assemblage of species populations that occur together in space and time (Begon, Townsend & Harper 2006, pg. 467)

2

what is community ecology?

seeking to understand the manner in which groupings of species are distributed in nature, and the ways these groupings can be influenced by their abiotic environment & interactions among species pops. (Begon, Townsend & Harper 2006, pg. 467)

3

what is community structure?

the list of species and their relative abundances

4

what are communities influenced by? (3)

environmental factors, species interactions and chance events