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Dynamics

Dynamics 1. (Science: physics) That branch of mechanics which treats of the motion of bodies . Dynamics is held by some... Read More

Ecosystem dynamics

Ecosystem dynamics Those intrinsic ecological functions through which an ecosystem becomes self-regulating, self-sustaining,... Read More

Hydrodynamics

Hydrodynamics That branch of the science of mechanics which relates to fluids, or, as usually limited, which treats of the... Read More

Predation

In ecology, predation is a mechanism of population control. Thus, when the number of predators is scarce the number of... Read More

Trophic dynamics

Definition noun The system of trophic levels describing the position that an organism occupies, as well as the sequence of... Read More

Community (biology)

Community, in biology, refers to the assemblage of interacting organisms (either of the same or different species)... Read More

Population

Reviewed by: Jonathan Cumming, PhD Definition noun, plural: (genetics, ecology) A group of organisms of one... Read More

Density dependence

Definition noun (population ecology) An effect in which the intensity changes with the increasing population density, e.g.... Read More

Trophic

Definition adjective (1) Of, relating to, or pertaining to nutrition. (2) Of, or involving, the feeding habits or food... Read More

Heterotroph

Heterotroph Definition What is a heterotroph? Does a heterotroph make its own food? In biology and ecology, a heterotroph... Read More

Decomposer

Decomposer Definition The organisms that carry out the process of decay or break down of the dead organism are known as... Read More

Biology: Concepts & Connections with Student CD-ROM (5th Edition)

Biology: Concepts & Connections with Student CD-ROM (5th Edition)   ... Read More

Primary succession

Primary succession definition Primary succession is an ecological succession where a newly formed area is colonized for the... Read More

Interspecific competition

Interspecific Competition Definition In Biology, competition is defined as the process that occurs among species that have... Read More

Mycoplankton

Definition noun The fungi or fungus-like component of plankton Supplement Plankton pertain to the small organisms that... Read More

Permanent Tattoo Means Permanent Immune Action Of Macrophages

Have you ever wondered why a permanent tattoo seemed to last forever? A simple assumption would be is that the ink could... Read More

Wild dolphins learn to “tail-walk” on the water, yet it’s just a fad

Dolphins performing acrobatic tricks have, time and again, fascinated and mesmerized people. As early as 1860s, capturers... Read More

Synecology

Definition noun A subfield of ecology concerned with the relations between groups of organisms or coexisting biological... Read More

Phosphorylation

Phosphorylation Definition We can define phosphorylation as a biochemical process in which a phosphate molecule is added to... Read More

Phosphodiester bond

Phosphodiester Bond Definition Phosphodiester bonds are the backbone of the strands of nucleic acid present in the life... Read More

Kelp

The swaying and winding of kelp in the ocean currents has an entrancing, hypnotic quality that would be the envy of the... Read More

Viscosity

Viscosity refers to the state or condition of being viscous. It is measured as a physical property of a fluid. As a physical... Read More

Threatened species

Definition noun Any of the species vulnerable to becoming endangered within all or much of its range in the near... Read More

Arthropod

Arthropod Definition What is an arthropod? An arthropod is an invertebrate living organism characterized by the presence of... Read More

Colcemid

Definition noun (cytogenetics) A methylated derivative of colchicine capable of depolymerizing microtubules and arresting... Read More

Obligate parasite

Parasitism is a form of symbiosis that occurs between a parasite and its host. The parasite is the organism that generally... Read More

Group translocation

Group Translocation Definition Just like your “home” is a private place where you and your comfort are maintained due... Read More

Parthenogenesis

To reproduce, by definition, means to produce new offspring. The process is referred to as reproduction, which is one of the... Read More

Ecosystem

Ecosystem Definition An ecosystem is a system consisting of biotic and abiotic components that function together as a unit.... Read More

Fecundity

Fecundity Definition The meaning of fecundity is the reproductive rate (fecundity rate) or the performance of an individual... Read More

Growth

Growth Definition What is growth in biology? Growth is the irreversible increase of an organism’s size over a given... Read More

Physical characteristics of Sharks

Physical Characteristics of Sharks An article from Wikipedia Sharks (superorder Selachimorpha) are a type of fish with... Read More

Community Patterns

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga In the previous lesson, we learned what a population is, its attributes, and processes... Read More