Flashcards in Chapter 14: Population Ecology Deck (12)
The place where an organism or species normally lives.
Organisms that resemble one another in appearance, behaviour, chemistry, and genetic makeup, and that interbreed, or have the ability to interbreed, with each other under natural conditions to produce fertile offspring.
The number of individuals of a specific species occupying a given area/volume at a given time.
The number of individuals of the same species that occur per unit area or volume.
N- total numbers
Population density measured in terms of number of organisms of the same species within the total area of the entire habitat.
Population density measured in terms of the number of individuals of the same species per unit area or volume actually used by the individuals.
The general pattern in which individuals are distributed through a specified area.
The pattern in which Individuals in a population are more concentrated in certain parts of a habitat
The pattern in which individuals are equally spaced throughout a habitat.
The pattern in which individuals are spread throughout a habitat in an unpredictable and patternless manner.
A sampling frame used for estimating population size;frames can be real or virtual.