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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. niche
  2. predation
  3. primary succession
  4. Island Biogeography theory
  5. symbiotic relationships
  1. a The "job" a species plays in a community, e.g. small seed consumer, top predator.
  2. b An interaction between species in which one species, the predator, eats the other, the prey
  3. c A type of ecological succession that occurs in a virtually lifeless area, where there were originally no organisms and where soil has not yet formed
  4. d Predicts the relationship between species richess of a patch and that patch's area and distance to other patches
  5. e An ecological relationship between organisms of two different species that live together in direct contact

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. consumption of plants
  2. All the organisms that inhabit a particular area; an assemblage of populations of different species living close enough together for potential interaction
  3. a disease causing organism
  4. A defense where one species is selected to look like another species which has an effective defense.
  5. A symbiotic relationship in which the symbiont (parasite) benefits at the expense of the host by living either within the host (as an endoparasite) or outside the host (as an ectoparasite)

5 True/False questions

  1. commensalismA symbiotic relationship in which both participants benefit

          

  2. coevolutionAn interaction between species in which one species, the predator, eats the other, the prey

          

  3. mutualismA symbiotic relationship in which both participants benefit

          

  4. richnessA mathematical measure of how the total number of individuals in an area are divided among the number of species in an area. In even communities, most species have about the same number of individuals present, where in uneven communities almost all individuals present belong to one species.

          

  5. competitive exclusionThe mutual influence on the evolution of two different species interacting with each other and reciprocally influencing each other's adaptations

          

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