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Department
Biology
Course
BIOL 4150
Professor
Andrew Mac Dougall
Semester
Fall

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Population Ecology Lecture NotesLecture 1Ecology The scientific study of the relationships between organisms and their environmentThe EnvironmentAbiotic Environment Typically sets the absolute limit of distribution The physical and chemical nonliving aspects of an organisms environment Physical forces wind temperature etc Chemical forcespH nutrients etcBiotic Environment The living aspects of an organisms environment ie the other organisms of the same or different species Relationships between species ex competition predation etcRelationshipsany form of interaction within or among populations that influences distribution and abundanceEx Competition herbivory predation negativeFacilitation mutualism neutral or positiveGeneral MessageAll relationships are complicated by numerous direct and indirect interacting factorsOr population regulation is no
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