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Predation

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

Apparent competition

Competition Definition One of the many branches of biology is ecology. Ecology is the study of the relationships that the... Read More

Trophic level

In ecology, a trophic level pertains to a position in a food chain or ecological pyramid occupied by a group of organisms... Read More

Symbiosis

Symbiosis Definition What is symbiosis? Symbiosis can be defined as any kind of relationship or interaction between two... Read More

Population Growth and Survivorship

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga Previously, we learned about biodiversity and endemism. Now, let's look at the... Read More

Ecological niche

An ecological niche refers to the interrelationship of a species with all the biotic and abiotic factors affecting it. This... Read More

Community Patterns

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

Definitive host

Different Biological Relationships The biological world is interconnected whether we notice it or not. All the life forms... Read More

Mutualism

Mutualism Definition What is mutualism? In biology and ecology, a mutualism is a form of symbiosis that is characterized by... Read More

Thanatosis – Faking Death To Escape Doom

Thanatosis -- pretending to be dead -- is one of the best strategies that certain wild animals came up with in order to... Read More

Environmental resistance

Environmental Resistance Definition Environmental resistance is such a process in which certain different elements or... Read More

Divergent evolution

Divergent Evolution Definition Divergent evolution refers to the process by which interbreeding species diverged into two... Read More

Density dependent limiting factor

Definition noun A limiting factor of a population wherein large, dense populations are more strongly affected than small,... Read More

Ecosystem

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

Asexual reproduction

Asexual Reproduction Definition What is asexual reproduction? Asexual reproduction is a mode of reproduction that does not... Read More

Dinoflagellate

A dinoflagellate is a flagellate algae characterized by their two flagella of unequal length. One of the flagella is lying... Read More

Plant

Plant Definition (botany) Any of the eukaryotic organisms of the biological kingdom Plantae, characterized by being... Read More

Deterministic model

Definition noun A mathematical representation in which every variable alters according to a mathematical formula, and not to... Read More

The Dinosaurs

Everyone has heard about the dinosaurs. No doubt one of the reasons why is because of their size, another being the fact... Read More

Nocturnality

Definition noun, plural: nocturnalities (1) The condition of being active or occurring during the night (2) The active... Read More

Diurnality

Definition noun, plural: diurnalities (1) The condition of occurring or being active during the day (2) The active behavior... Read More

Sphenodon guntheri

Definition The tuatara species of the genus Sphenodon that inhabits one small island of New Zealand, i.e. Brothers... Read More

Tuatara

Definition noun, plural: tuatara or tuataras A nocturnal lizard-like reptile of the genus Sphenodon that is native to New... Read More

Hypomelanism

All the body cells of living organisms bear some color due to one or the other pigment molecule or complex. The pigment can... Read More

Phagotrophy

Definition noun A process of ingesting relatively large particles of food that carries out via intracellular... Read More

Carnivorous diet

Definition noun A type of diet consisting mainly or exclusively of animal meat or tissues Supplement A carnivorous diet is a... Read More

Animal

Animal Definition An animal (plural: animals) refers to any of the eukaryotic multicellular organisms of the biological... Read More

Interspecific competition

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

Insect control

Definition noun A method of controlling insect population, such as by chemical, biological, or other means Supplement There... Read More

Dominant species

Dominance is the state of being supreme or dominant. Community dominance refers to the form of dominance where certain... Read More

Synecology

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

Parasitism

Definition noun A form of symbiosis in which one organism (called parasite) benefits at the expense of another organism... Read More

Directional Selection

The process of natural selection involving the genome for a species directionally choosing certain genes to remain prominent... Read More

Limiting factor

Limiting Factor Definition A limiting factor refers to any of the factors (variables) in an environment capable of limiting... Read More

Predator

Definition noun, plural: predators (ecology) An organism that preys upon other organisms. Supplement In ecology, predators... Read More

Predator-prey relationship

Definition noun An interaction between two organisms of unlike species in which one of them acts as a predator that... Read More

Ecosystem diversity

Ecosystem Diversity Definition What is ecosystem diversity? Ecosystem diversity deals with the study of different... Read More

Density dependent factor

Definition noun, plural: density dependent factors (ecology) A factor whose effects on the size or growth of population vary... Read More

Food

Definition noun (1) A form of nourishing substance that is consumed (2) A substance that provides nourishment (3) A source... Read More

Secondary consumer

Definition noun, plural: secondary consumers Any organism that consumes or feeds largely on primary consumers, as well as... Read More