1. What is ecology? Is a the branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings.

2. What is BBECPO? (Define each) B-Biosphere, B-Biome, E-Ecosystem, C-Community, P-Population, O-Organisms

3. What is a community? Is a having a particular characteristic in common.

4. What is species composition? The species composition is the number of different species represented in an ecological community, landscape or region.

5. What is species diversity (biodiversity)? Where is the greatest species diversity? Species diversity is

the variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat or ecosystem. The greatest species diversity would be the rain-forest.

6. Explain the example of symbiosis with Leaf Cutter Ants and the fungus and bacteria on the ant. The Leaf Cutter Ants cuts off the leaves of a tree and then the ant chews up the leaves and bring it to a fungus. Finally, the fungus then breaks down into sugar that the ants leave behind.

7. What is an exponential growth pattern? Explain.

An exponential growth pattern is when the growth rate of the value of a mathematical function is proportional to the function's current value.

8. What are the limiting factors to growth. Explain both density dependent and density independent factors. Food, water, space and disease. Density dependent factors are a limiting factor based on the population. Density independent factors are factors related to chance than population. An example would be a volcano.

9. What is a logistic growth pattern? Explain. The growth rate in an exponential growth will continue to increase over time. In logistic growth, the growth rate will increase until it begins to level off at at the carrying capacity of an environment, where the amount of resources determines the amount of organisms that can be sustained in a given environment.

10. What is the carrying capacity? Define. The carrying capacity is the number or quantity of people or things that can be conveyed or held by a vehicle or container.

11. What is an age-structure diagram (population pyramid)? How it is set-up? What does it tell you?

A population pyramid, also called an age pyramid or age picture diagram, is a graphical illustration that shows the distribution of various age groups in a population, which forms the shape of a pyramid when the population is growing.

12. What is the shape of a population pyramid of a young population (exponential growth)? What is the shape of a population of a stable population (logistic growth)?The shape of the population pyramid of a young population is the shape of a triangle. One of the sides is one of the bottom of the population pyramid. It is similar to a pentagon.

2. What is BBECPO? (Define each) B-Biosphere, B-Biome, E-Ecosystem, C-Community, P-Population, O-Organisms

3. What is a community? Is a having a particular characteristic in common.

4. What is species composition? The species composition is the number of different species represented in an ecological community, landscape or region.

5. What is species diversity (biodiversity)? Where is the greatest species diversity? Species diversity is

the variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat or ecosystem. The greatest species diversity would be the rain-forest.

6. Explain the example of symbiosis with Leaf Cutter Ants and the fungus and bacteria on the ant. The Leaf Cutter Ants cuts off the leaves of a tree and then the ant chews up the leaves and bring it to a fungus. Finally, the fungus then breaks down into sugar that the ants leave behind.

7. What is an exponential growth pattern? Explain.

An exponential growth pattern is when the growth rate of the value of a mathematical function is proportional to the function's current value.

8. What are the limiting factors to growth. Explain both density dependent and density independent factors. Food, water, space and disease. Density dependent factors are a limiting factor based on the population. Density independent factors are factors related to chance than population. An example would be a volcano.

9. What is a logistic growth pattern? Explain. The growth rate in an exponential growth will continue to increase over time. In logistic growth, the growth rate will increase until it begins to level off at at the carrying capacity of an environment, where the amount of resources determines the amount of organisms that can be sustained in a given environment.

10. What is the carrying capacity? Define. The carrying capacity is the number or quantity of people or things that can be conveyed or held by a vehicle or container.

11. What is an age-structure diagram (population pyramid)? How it is set-up? What does it tell you?

A population pyramid, also called an age pyramid or age picture diagram, is a graphical illustration that shows the distribution of various age groups in a population, which forms the shape of a pyramid when the population is growing.

12. What is the shape of a population pyramid of a young population (exponential growth)? What is the shape of a population of a stable population (logistic growth)?The shape of the population pyramid of a young population is the shape of a triangle. One of the sides is one of the bottom of the population pyramid. It is similar to a pentagon.