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5 Matching Questions

  1. Biological evolution
  2. commensalism
  3. Ad hominem
  4. Red Queen Hypothesis
  5. ecosystem engineers
  1. a organisms that change their environment ex. leaf cutter ants, humans, beavers
  2. b genetic change in populations over time
  3. c when one species is benefited while the other feels no effect whatsoever
  4. d a coevolutionary arms race where prey evolves better defenses and predators evolve better ways to get around them ex. Koala bears stomach vs. the toxicity of eucalyptus, flu viruses
  5. e attack the speaker, not the subject/issue

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. autotrpohs "self feeders" such as green plants, cyanobacteria, or algae
  2. agenda driven science, could be political, financial, or anything, and it does not pass peer review
  3. novel hypotheses that are not yet widely tested
  4. members of the same species who live and potentially breed together
  5. distraction from argument

5 True/False Questions

  1. carrying capacity (k)traits that increase fitness, can survive and reproduce. Found through mutations and sex

          

  2. trophic levelsrank in the feeding hierarcht of a food chain. Organisms higher in the hierarchy consume those lower on it.

          

  3. r-selected speciesoppurtunists, high biotic potential (high r), little parental care, high mortality rate, many offspring, generalist niches, poor competitors, good colonizers

          

  4. trophic cascaderank in the feeding hierarcht of a food chain. Organisms higher in the hierarchy consume those lower on it.

          

  5. distributionthe extremes are favored for survival of the species (speciation)

          

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