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Ecology by Mind Map: Ecology

1. Symbiosis

1.1. Parasitism

1.2. Commensilism

1.3. Mutualism

2. Population

2.1. A group of organisms of the same species that live in a given area.

3. Ecosystem

3.1. All biotic and abiotic factors in a given place at a given time.

4. Community

4.1. All populations in a given area at a given time.

5. Limiting Factors

5.1. Density-Dependent Predation Parasitism Competition Food Water Shelter Space

5.2. Density-Independent Weather Fires Drought Floods Hurricanes Human Activities

6. Graphs

6.1. J-curve

6.2. S-curve

6.3. Boom & Bust Graph

7. Ecology Pyramid

7.1. Producers (Autotrophs)

7.2. Primary consumers (heterotrophs/herbivores/omnivores)

7.3. Secondary Consumers (heterotrophs/carnivores/omnivores)

7.4. Decomposers

8. Food Chain

8.1. Food Chain – shows one possible set of feeding relationships.

9. Food Web

9.1. Food Web – shows all possible feeding relationships.

10. Parasitism

10.1. One organism lives at the expense of another. +/-

11. Commensalism

11.1. One organism benefits by living on/in another, but does not harm its host. +/N

12. Mutialism

12.1. Both Organism Benifeit +/+