Biology Definitions

bellakatie's version from 2016-05-05 10:10


Question Answer
AdaptationA trait that allows organisms to survive and reproduce successfully
Climax communityA community that has reached its final state in ecological succession
Ecological SuccessionThe progression of a species that occurs over land/water
Keystone SpeciesA species that has a large impact in comparision to its small numbers
Pioneer OrganismsOrganisms that are the first to colonise new land (mosses, lichens)
Primary successionSuccession that begins on newly created land (land masses from earthquakes etc)
Secondary SuccessionSuccession that occurs on disturbed land (fires, floods)
Spatial SuccessionThe change in species structure that occurs from one point to in an enviroment to another
Temporal SuccessionThe changes in species structure and communities over time

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