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5 Matching questions

  1. disturbance
  2. competitive exclusion
  3. Island Biogeography theory
  4. ecological succession
  5. herbivory
  1. a 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. b 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
  3. c consumption of plants
  4. d A force that changes a biological community and usually removes organisms from it. Disturbances, such as fire and storms, play pivotal roles in structuring many biological communities
  5. e Predicts the relationship between species richess of a patch and that patch's area and distance to other patches

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a disease causing organism
  2. 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
  3. A symbiotic relationship in which both participants benefit
  4. The simple count of number of species in an area.
  5. 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

5 True/False questions

  1. predationAn interaction between species in which one species, the predator, eats the other, the prey

          

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

          

  3. 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

          

  4. symbiotic relationshipsAn interaction between species in which one species, the predator, eats the other, the prey

          

  5. biodiversityAll 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

          

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