An official website of the United States government.

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites always use a .gov or .mil domain. Before sharing sensitive information online, make sure you're on a .gov or .mil site by inspecting your browser's address (or "location") bar.

This site is also protected by an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate that's been signed by the U.S. government. The https:// means all transmitted data is encrypted - in other words, any information or browsing history that you provide is transmitted securely.

Thesaurus Search Results

ecological competition
Subject Category
P Natural Resources, Earth and Environmental Sciences
The simultaneous demand by two or more organisms or species for a necessary resource in their environment (e.g., nutrients, space, water).
Definition Source
NAL Thesaurus Staff
RDF/XML Format:
Persistent URI:
Used For
biological competition
Broader Term
ecological processes and phenomena
Narrower Term
animal competition
chemical communication
colonizing ability
ecological differentiation
interspecific competition
intraspecific competition
microbial competition
plant competition
competencia ecológica
Term Number