A good example of resource partitioning is the interacting of several species of Caribbean anoles in the same environment. Although several species may live in the same forest, each restricts its habitat to a particular ... More »

Resource partitioning is the process whereby similar species exploit the limited resources in an ecological area without one species driving the others into extinction. Through natural selection, each species adopts a pa... More »

Some examples of limited resources include coal, nuclear, natural gas, metal ores and oil. Limited resources are basically those resources that take a relatively long time to replenish. Unlimited resources or renewable r... More »

Some causes of wildlife extinction include habitat destruction, pollution, hunting and introduction of foreign species to an environment. Many causes of extinction are directly related to humans. More »

Biodiversity is important in ecosystems because it prevents extinction of species, allows organisms to adapt to changes in the environment and provides a wide range of materials and foods for survival. Biodiversity is ca... More »

The stages of ecological succession are primary succession, when opportunistic species move into a mostly lifeless environment, and secondary succession, when new species displace the primary succession species once the ... More »

In ecology, a community refers to a grouping of species living collectively and interactively with the environment in a specified area, while the term biosphere refers to the total extent of all of the ecological systems... More »