5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- symbiotic relationships
- competitive exclusion
- resource partitioning
- a The mutual influence on the evolution of two different species interacting with each other and reciprocally influencing each other's adaptations
- b A defense where one species is selected to look like another species which has an effective defense.
- c The concept that when populations of two similar species compete for the same limited resources, one population will use the resources more efficiently and have a reproductive advantage that will eventually lead to the elimination of the other population
- d The division of environmental resources by coexisting species such that the niche of each species differs by one or more significant factors from the niches of all coexisting species
- e An ecological relationship between organisms of two different species that live together in direct contact
5 Multiple choice questions
- An interaction between species in which one species, the predator, eats the other, the prey
- a disease causing organism
- 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
- All of the variety of life; usually refers to the variety of species that make up a community; concerns both species richness (the total number of different species) and the relative abundance of the different species
- A type of succession that occurs where an existing community has been cleared by some disturbance that leaves the soil intact
5 True/False questions
herbivory → A defense where one species is selected to look like another species which has an effective defense.
richness → The "job" a species plays in a community, e.g. small seed consumer, top predator.
Island Biogeography theory → All of the variety of life; usually refers to the variety of species that make up a community; concerns both species richness (the total number of different species) and the relative abundance of the different species
communities → All the organisms that inhabit a particular area; an assemblage of populations of different species living close enough together for potential interaction
mutualism → A symbiotic relationship in which both participants benefit