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Primary succession

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

Secondary succession

Definition noun The ecological succession that occurs on a preexisting soil after the primary succession has been... Read More

Ecological succession

Definition noun (ecology) The progressive succession of a community or group of species in an ecosystem over... Read More

Succession

Definition noun, plural: successions, word origin: Latin "successio" 1. (general) (a) The act of following in order or... Read More

Ecosystem Succession

Just one of the amazing aspects of life on Earth is that it spreads to all areas where the habitat will allow it to survive.... Read More

Pioneer species

You might have come across news of some barren lands turning into luscious grasslands or forests after decades? Or you might... Read More

Ecosystem

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

Community (biology)

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

Community Patterns

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

Indicator Species and Endangered Species

Indicator Species Certain species are capable of expressing characteristics that can indicate the state of the ecosystem... Read More

Regulation of Biological Systems

Regulation of Biological Systems tutorials are focused on the modulation of biological systems from cell to population... Read More

Forest fire

Definition noun, plural: forest fires A wildfire that consumes a forest or a woodland Supplement A wildfire is a... 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

Metamerism

Metamerism Definition Metamerism is the repetition of homologous body segments. This type of development can be seen in the... Read More

String

string 1. To furnish with strings; as, to string a violin. Has not wise nature strung the legs and feet With firmest nerves,... Read More

Quantities

quantity Origin: F. Quantite, L. Quantitas, fr. Quantus bow great, how much, akin to quam bow, E. How, who. See Who. 1. The... Read More

Practices

practice 1. Frequently repeated or customary action; habitual performance; a succession of acts of a similar kind; usage;... Read More

Food web

Definition noun (ecology) A graphical model showing the interconnecting food chains in an ecological... Read More

Primary consumer

Definition noun, plural: primary consumers Any organism that consumes or feeds on autotrophs Supplement A food chain is... Read More

Quantity

quantity Origin: F. Quantite, L. Quantitas, fr. Quantus bow great, how much, akin to quam bow, E. How, who. See Who. 1. The... Read More

Deglutition

Definition noun (physiology) The act or process of taking (food or drink) to the mouth and then conveying it through the... Read More

Red algae

The red algae belong to the phylum Rhodophyta which literally was derived from the Greek word ῥόδον (rhodon), meaning... Read More

Air

Air 1. The Fluid which we Breathe, and which surrounds the earth; the Atmosphere. It is Invisible, inodourous, Insipid,... Read More

Regular

regular 1. A member of any religious order or community who has taken the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, and who... Read More

Transfer ribonucleic acid

Definition noun plural: transfer ribonucleic acids trans•fer ri•bo•nu•cle•ic ac•id, ˈtɹænsfɝ... Read More

Order

Definition noun, plural: orders (1) (taxonomy) A taxonomic rank used in classifying organisms, generally below the class,... Read More

Distance

Distance 1. The space between two objects; the length of a line, especially the shortest line joining two points or things... Read More

Amphibians & Early Reptiles

Amphibia Definition (Science: zoology) Amphibia is one of the classes of vertebrates. The amphibia are distinguished by... Read More

Series

Series 1. A number of things or events standing or succeeding in order, and connected by a like relation; sequence; order;... Read More

Interchange

Interchange 1. The act of mutually changing; the act of mutually giving and receiving; exchange; as, the interchange of... Read More

Food chain

Definition A feeding hierarchy in which organisms in an ecosystem are grouped into trophic (nutritional) levels and are... Read More

Revolution

revolution 1. The act of revolving, or turning round on an axis or a center; the motion of a body round a fixed point or... Read More

Harmony

Harmony 1. The just adaptation of parts to each other, in any system or combination of things, or in things, or things... Read More

Inverse

Inverse 1. Opposite in order, relation, or effect; reversed; inverted; reciprocal; opposed to direct. 2. (Science: botany)... Read More

Section

section 1. The act of cutting, or separation by cutting; as, the section of bodies. 2. A part separated from something; a... Read More

Generation

Generation 1. The act of generating or begetting; procreation, as of animals. 2. Origination by some process, mathematical,... Read More

Figures

Figure 1. The form of anything; shape; outline; appearance. Flowers have all exquisite figures. (Bacon) 2. The... Read More

Sections

section 1. The act of cutting, or separation by cutting; as, the section of bodies. 2. A part separated from something; a... Read More

Progression

progression 1. The act of moving forward; a proceeding in a course; motion onward. 2. Course; passage; lapse or process of... Read More

Milling

milling The act or employment of grinding or passing through a mill; the process of fulling; the process of making a raised... Read More