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Name: Community Ecology
ID: m44878
Language: English (en)
Summary: By the end of this section, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the predator-prey cycle
  • Give examples of defenses against predation and herbivory
  • Describe the competitive exclusion principle
  • Give examples of symbiotic relationships between species
  • Describe community structure and succession
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: Batesian mimicry, biodiversity, climax community, commensalism, community ecology, community structure, community succession, competitive exclusion, competitive exclusion principle, defense mechanism, Emsleyan/Mertensian mimicry, environmental disturbance, foundation species, herbivory, host, island biogeography, keystone species, Mullerian mimicry, mutualism, parasite, parasitism, pioneer species, predation, primary succession, relative species abundance, secondary succession, species richness, symbiosis, symbiotic relationship
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: OpenStax College (
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Latest version: 1.4 (history)
First publication date: Aug 23, 2012 4:33 pm +0000
Last revision to module: Jun 21, 2013 10:38 am +0000


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