Communities - Spring 2008 A community is made up of all the populations which live and interact with each other within a habitat ◦ A habitat is

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Unformatted text preview: Spring 2008 A community is made up of all the populations which live and interact with each other within a habitat. ◦ A habitat is where an organism lives ~this is like how we sit in the same exact seats every time we come in. She did not make us sit here o Characterized by distinctive vegetation & physical features Factors which shape communities: ◦ Climate & topography – rainfall, temp., soil type, etc. ◦ Availability of food and other resources – space, etc. ◦ Adaptations that allow the utilization of specific resources - ◦ Specie interactions – competition, predation, mutualism, etc. ◦ Physical disturbances – immigration, episodic extinction, etc. ◦ Community properties – feeding levels, diversity, relative abundance, etc. Full range of physical and biological conditions under which individuals of a specie live and reproduce Each specie has its own niche defined by and with other organisms The best way to define it – Neutral – no effect on either species...
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2008 for the course BIOL 1080 taught by Professor Thompson,rudi during the Spring '08 term at Texas Tech.

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Communities - Spring 2008 A community is made up of all the populations which live and interact with each other within a habitat ◦ A habitat is

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