The Biosphere Keywords

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Shelford's Law of Tolerance
Conditions of an environment must remain within tolerance range of the organism
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Pedogenesis
The process of soil formation
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Fundamental niche
Contains ideal conditions for the species requirements
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Realised niche
The actual conditions occupied following biotic and other interactions
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Carrying capacity
The number of induviduals an environment can support
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K-strategists
Organisms that is limited in number by the carrying capacity of the environment
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r-strategists
Organisms with a high intrinsic rate of population increase
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Ecological efficiency
The efficiency with which energy is transferred from one trophic level to another
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Autogenic succession
Resulting from biological processes that modify conditions and resources
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Allogenic succession
Occuring as a result of changing geophysical forces
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Primary succession
Starts from bare ground
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Secondary
Takes place after a disturbance to an existing ecosystem
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The process of soil formation

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Pedogenesis

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Contains ideal conditions for the species requirements

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The actual conditions occupied following biotic and other interactions

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The number of induviduals an environment can support

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