lecture35F06 - Community interactions By the end of this...

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Community interactions By the end of this lecture you should be able to… Discuss different types of competition between organisms and evaluate the competitive exclusion principle. Concepts and terms: resource competition, interference, allelopathy Discuss how so many species are possible if we assume a prominent role for competition in natural communities. Concepts and terms: niche, resource partitioning Define different forms of predation and discuss how predation may regulate the size of prey populations. Concepts and terms: herbivory, cannibalism, parasitism Given that many animals eat plants, how do explain the vast abundance of plants- the world is after all, green. Concepts and terms: plant defenses, secondary metabolism Define and discuss mutualisms. Discuss the concept of co-evolution. Assigned reading: Chapter 53
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Types of Interactions Competition Predation or Parasitism Mutualism Amensalism Commensalism
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Chapter 55: Community Ecology Table 55.1 Table 55.1 Table 55.1 table 55-01. jpg
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course IB 201 taught by Professor Hughes/berlocher during the Spring '07 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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