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  1. wild species
  2. domesticated species
  3. rare species
  4. midsuccessional plant species
  5. local extinction
  1. a Species that (1) has naturally small numbers of individuals, often because of limited geographic ranges or low population densities, or (2) has been locally depleted by human activities.
  2. b Occurs when a species disappears from a part of its range but persists elsewhere.
  3. c Species found in the natural environment.
  4. d Wild species tamed or genetically altered by crossbreeding for use by humans for food (cattle, sheep, and food crops), pets (dogs and cats), or enjoyment (animals in zoos and plants in gardens).
  5. e Grasses and low shrubs that are less hardy than early successional plant species.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Type of wild animal that people hunt or fish for, for sport and recreation and sometimes for food.
  2. Value of an organism, species, ecosystem, or the earth's biodiversity based on its existence, regardless of whether it has any usefulness to us.
  3. Mostly trees that can tolerate shade and form a fairly stable complex forest community.
  4. prohibits transporting live/dead animals or their parts across state borders without a federal permit.
  5. Process in which numerous new species evolve to fill vacant and new ecological niches in changed environments, usually after a mass extinction or mass depletion. Typically, this takes millions of years.

5 True/False Questions

  1. bioinformaticsSpecies found in the natural environment.


  2. wildlifeSpecies found in the natural environment.


  3. early successional plant speciesPlant species found in the early stages of succession that (1) grow close to the ground, (2) can establish large populations quickly under harsh conditions, and (3) have short lives.


  4. keystone speciesType of wild animal that people hunt or fish for, for sport and recreation and sometimes for food.


  5. wildlife managementManipulation of populations of wild species (especially game species) and their habitats for (1) human benefit, (2) the welfare of other species, and (3) the preservation of threatened and endangered wildlife species.


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