Population Ecology Flashcards

Population Ecology Flashcards
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Carrying capacity
The number of individuals a specific area can support based upon resouces
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Logistical growth
Population growth model that takes into account the factors that affect growth
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Exponential growth
Continuous infinite growth of a population
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Immigration
When individuals enter a specific population/area
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Emigration
When individuals leave a population/area
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Sex ratio
The ratio of males to female in a population
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Age structure
The number of people in different age groups
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Population density
How many members of a population are found in a specific area
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Abundance
The number of individuals in the population in a specific area
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Distribution
The spreading of organisms in a specific area
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Metapopulation
Populations that are the same species but live in different areas
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Population ecology
The study of the interactions of populations and their environment
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Population
A group of organisms of the same species, living in the same place at the same time
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Flashcard Content Overview

Population ecology is the study of the interactions of populations and their environment. There are many scientist in the world who perform this job. A population is a group of organisms, of the same species, living in the same environment, at the same time. A population ecologist will study things such as the growth of population, its sex ratio, or its life history pattern. Using this flashcard set will teach you the meaning of these words as well many other vocabulary words related to population ecology.

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Population
A group of organisms of the same species, living in the same place at the same time
Population ecology
The study of the interactions of populations and their environment
Metapopulation
Populations that are the same species but live in different areas
Distribution
The spreading of organisms in a specific area
Abundance
The number of individuals in the population in a specific area
Population density
How many members of a population are found in a specific area
Age structure
The number of people in different age groups
Sex ratio
The ratio of males to female in a population
Emigration
When individuals leave a population/area
Immigration
When individuals enter a specific population/area
Exponential growth
Continuous infinite growth of a population
Logistical growth
Population growth model that takes into account the factors that affect growth
Carrying capacity
The number of individuals a specific area can support based upon resouces
Ecology
The study of the interactions between organisms and their environment
Abiotic factor
A nonliving part of an organism's environment
Biotic factor
The living parts of an organism's environment
Food web
A diagram showing the different feeding relationships in a community
Biome
A specific area that shares similar climate and weather
Biological community
All the populations found in a particular area
Community ecology
The study of the interactions of the populations in a community
Life history pattern
An organism's reproductive and survival pattern
Birth rate
The number of births in a population in a given time frame
Death rate
The number of deaths in a population in a given time frame
Doubling time
The time it takes for a population to double
Limiting factor
A living or nonliving factor that restricts the survival of an organism
Demography
The study of population characteristics
Organism
A living thing

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