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Commensalism

Relationship in which one species benefits and the other is not harmed or helped.

Parasitism

Relationship in which one species benefits and the other is harmed

Ecological Succession

Gradual Change in Living Communities that follows a disturbance

Competition

Happens when two organisms want to use the same resource at the same time.

Limiting Factor

Something in an ecosystem that can cause the growth of a population to decrease.

Predation

Interactionin which one species captures and feeds on another.

Pioneer Species

First species to populate an area during primary succession.

Food Chain

Shows the flow of energy through an ecosystem.

Food Web

Overlapping food chains

Carrying Capacity

The largest number of organisms that a certain environment can support.

Symbiosis

Means “Living Together”: Relationship in which to organisms live closely together.

Mutualism

Relationship in which both species benefit.