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EVR1001 TEST 2
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________ capture solar energy and use photosynthesis to produce sugars.
Secondary succession ________.
occurs after a fire or flood
________ terrestrial biome has the most biodiversity.
Which of these is a starting point for primary succession?
a surface exposed by a retreating glacier
The first colonizing organisms during primary succession tend to be:
lichens and mosses
Which one of the following is a general characteristic of plants that are early colonizers during primary succession?
plants have wind-dispersed seeds
Microbes in our digestive tract that help us digest food demonstrate a ________ association.
Some models of climate change for North America predict that the grassland regions of the prairie states will become warmer and dryer. This would result in ________.
1. Temperate deciduous forestDescribes biome in the eastern United States, north central Europe, and eastern China; characterized by stable precipitation and seasonal temperature variation
Temperature deciduous forest
Describes the region west of the Mississippi River; characterized by limited precipitation, thick organic soils and extreme temperature variation in winter and summer
Describes the Pacific Northwest of the United States and Nagasaki, Japan; characterized by heavy rainfall and relatively stable temperatures
Describes the terrestrial biome bordering the Mediterranean Sea; characterized by wet winters and warm dry summers
Describes an equatorial zone with moderate precipitation that fluctuates seasonally; characterized by warm temperatures year round
Tropical dry forest
Describes Cairo, Egypt, and northwest Mexico; characterized by sparse rainfall and much variation in temperature
Many wild orchids cannot be successfully dug up and transplanted because they need the native mycorrhizae (a fungus) in the soil to survive. What kind of interaction is this?
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