Dictionary > Shelfords Law of Tolerance

Shelfords Law of Tolerance

Definition
noun
It is a law stating that a certain organism’s survival and existence depend upon the multifaceted set of conditions wherein each individual has definite minimum, maximum and optimum ecological factors to establish success.
Supplement

It was develop by American zoologist Victor Ernest Shelford in 1911.
The absence of an organism can be limited by the qualitative or quantitative insufficiency from the various environmental factors which may come up to the limits of tolerance for that organism. Environmental factors involved climatic change, topographic location and biological necessities of both plants and animals.
This law is possibly the more precise indication of natural complexity. Each individual or a population is subject to an ecological change that crop up the minimum and maximum capacity to any complex environmental factors. The range wherein it carried out from the minimum to maximum signify the limit of tolerance of an organisms, if all known factors are actually within the particular range of a certain organisms yet it still fails, it is important to consider extra factors of interrelationships with other organisms
It is been studied that an organisms may have an extensive tolerance for one factor yet a slight array for another. When an organism has a wide range on all factors it indicates that a certain organisms are most widely distributed and are contribute to augment diversity in the community.


You will also like...

Stem
Stems

Stems primarily provide plants structural support. This tutorial includes lectures on the external form of a woody twig ..

Flowers and tiny fruits of the pomegranate plant
Fruits, Flowers, and Seeds

This tutorial deals with the structure and function of flowers, fruits, and seeds. Also included here are the types of f..

Community Patterns

Learn about community patterns and the ecological factors influencing these patterns. Revisit some of the ecosystems you..

Neurology of Illusions
Neurology of Illusions

Illusions are the perceptions and sensory data obtained from situations in which human error prevents us from seeing the..

Lentic community
Freshwater Communities & Lentic Waters

Lentic or still water communities can vary greatly in appearance -- from a small temporary puddle to a large lake. The s..

Golgi apparatus (3-D illustration)
Role of Golgi Apparatus & Endoplasmic Reticulum in Protein Synthesis

The endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi apparatus are the organelles involved in the translation step of protein synthesis a..

Related Articles...

No related articles found

See all Related Topics