Bio Vocab 3 - Arko Dewri Period 4 Biology 9H 2/23/2010 3.1...

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Arko Dewri Period 4 Biology 9H 2/23/2010 Chapter 3 Vocabulary 3.1 1. Climax community – Stable, mature ecological community with little change in the composition of species. 2. Community – Group of interacting populations that live in the same geographic area at the same time. 3. Ecological succession – Process by which one community replaces another community because of changing abiotic and biotic factors. 4. Limiting factor – Biotic and abiotic factor that restricts the number, distribution, or reproduction of a population within a community. 5. Primary succession –Establishment of a community in an area of bare rock or bare sand, where no topsoil is present. 6. Secondary succession – Orderly change that occurs in a place where soil remains after a community of organisms has been removed. 7. Tolerance – Organism’s ability to survive biotic and abiotic factors. As the body becomes
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Bio Vocab 3 - Arko Dewri Period 4 Biology 9H 2/23/2010 3.1...

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