Marine Biology Lecture 13 Study Guide

Descriptive and dynamic characteristics that emerge

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Unformatted text preview: Descriptive and dynamic characteristics that emerge at the community level of ecological organization: A. community structure 1. types of organisms (e.g., taxonomic categories, growth forms, feeding types, reproductive strategies) 2. standing biomass 3. productivity (i.e., rate of production) 4. diversity - how many species, relative abundance of species 5. species accumulation curves – useful for determining if a community has been sampled adequately (with respect to number of species) and also for comparing between communities B. community function 1. energy flow pathways a. connectedness, energy flow, and functional food webs b. number of levels 2. succession – dynamics of community change...
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