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Chapter 16 - Chapter 16- Competition Competition for...

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Chapter 16- Competition Competition for resources o Competition- any use or defense of a resource by one individual that reduces the availability of that resource to other individuals Intraspecific competition- between individuals of the same species Interspecific competition- between individuals of different species o More dense a population, increased competition o Can depress populations o Determines which species can coexist and which die off o Resource- any substance or factor that is both consumed by an organism and supports increased population growth rates as its availability in the enviro increases Resource is consumed, therefore reducing its amount A consumer uses a resource for its own growth When resource availability o NOT RESOURCES: Temperature One does not consume it nor limit its availability for another o Competition most intense between closely related species of the same genus o Renewable/nonrenewable Resources Nonrenewable- cannot be regenerated
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2012 for the course PB 360 taught by Professor Wentworth during the Fall '08 term at N.C. State.

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