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5 Matching questions

  1. resource partitioning
  2. mutualism
  3. predation
  4. niche
  5. herbivory
  1. a An interaction between species in which one species, the predator, eats the other, the prey
  2. b 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
  3. c A symbiotic relationship in which both participants benefit
  4. d consumption of plants
  5. e The "job" a species plays in a community, e.g. small seed consumer, top predator.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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
  2. A defense where one species is selected to look like another species which has an effective defense.
  3. An ecological relationship between organisms of two different species that live together in direct contact
  4. Transition in the species composition of a biological community, often following ecological disturbance of the community; the establishment of a biological community in an area virtually barren of life
  5. 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

5 True/False questions

  1. disturbancea disease causing organism

          

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

          

  3. communitiesA symbiotic relationship in which the symbiont benefits but the host is neither helped nor harmed

          

  4. Island Biogeography theoryAll 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

          

  5. evennessThe simple count of number of species in an area.

          

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