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5 Matching questions

  1. primary succession
  2. predation
  3. parasitism
  4. herbivory
  5. mimicry
  1. a consumption of plants
  2. b An interaction between species in which one species, the predator, eats the other, the prey
  3. c 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)
  4. d A defense where one species is selected to look like another species which has an effective defense.
  5. e 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 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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
  2. 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. A symbiotic relationship in which both participants benefit
  4. The simple count of number of species in an area.
  5. Species that are not usually abundant in a community yet exert strong control on community structure by the nature of their ecological roles or niches

5 True/False questions

  1. pathogensa disease causing organism

          

  2. secondary successionA type of ecological succession that occurs in a virtually lifeless area, where there were originally no organisms and where soil has not yet formed

          

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

          

  4. Island Biogeography theoryPredicts the relationship between species richess of a patch and that patch's area and distance to other patches

          

  5. commensalismAll the organisms that inhabit a particular area; an assemblage of populations of different species living close enough together for potential interaction

          

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