Species Interactions

 

  Predation

  Mutualism

  Competition

  Inhibition

  Commensalism

 


Species Interactions

It ought to be obvious by now that none of the plants or animals that call the Amazon basin their home exists alone, in a vacuum. A marvelous, complex web of interactions exists. Ecologists recognize six major types of species interactions:

  • neutralism,

  • mutualism,

  • competition,

  • predation,

  • inhibition, and

  • commensalism.

Neutralism is where two species have no interaction at all; a pink dolphin and a canopy lizard could be an example of neutralism. To learn more of the other five dynamic interactions, use the links provided here.

 

 


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