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Population and Biodiversity Study Guide
Terms in this set (50)
All the members of a species, living in the same place at the same place is called a(n)...
What is the term used to describe a turtle's surroundings that includes seaweed, fish, clouds, birds, and a riverbank?
What is the term used to describe a moose's surroundings that include bison, elk, grass, trees, and birds?
What is an organism?
Animal plant or individual
What term is used to express the number of individuals per unit area?
How is dispersion defined?
The action or process of distributing
What is Density Dependent?
Affects all Poplation
List 5 Dependent Density examples.
Floods valcano storms
What is Density Independent?
Larger Poplation limited resources
List Independent Density examples?
Disease composition food
Finish the equation: Numbers of Births - Number of Deaths = ________________.
What is the term used to describe the maximum number of offspring that each member of the population can produce?
What term is used to describe the average age at which members of a species reproduce?
What is exponential growth?
What limits Poplation growth
When can exponential growth truely happen?
When over Poplation
Why can't populations grow forever?
Eventually resources used up
What is natural selection?
Only one member of population
What three things limits population growth?
What term is used to describe the maximum number of a species that an ecosystem can support?
What determines carrying capacity?
A lot of animals
What does competing directly mean?
What does competing indirectly mean?
What term is used to describe an area defended by one or individuals against another?
What is the term used to describe the way of life of a species or its role in an ecological community?
List the 5 types of species interactions.
What is the term used to describe when a natural resource is consumed at the same rate at which the ecosystem produces the resource?
What is the term used to describe a relationship in which different individuals or populations attempt to use the same limited resources?
What is competitive exclusion?
What is the term used to describe when an organism eats another organism?
What is the term used to describe an organism that takes its nourishment from its host?
What term is used to describe a close relationship between two species in which each species provides a benefit to the other?
What is the term used to describe a relationship in which one species benefits and the other species is neither harmed nor helped?
What is the term used to describe a relationship in which two organisms live in close association?
Explain what a generalistic species is.
Explain what a specialistic species is.
The number of different species in a given area?
How many species has scientist identified and classified?
How species do scientist believe there are?
Where do scientist believe the unknown species are located?
What are the three levels of diversity?
What is the number of different species in a given area?
What is the term used to describe the variety of habitats, communities, and ecological processes within and between ecosystems
What is the term used to describe all different genes contained within all members of a population
True or False: Every species plays an important role and depends on no other species.
What is a species that are critical to how the ecosystem functions
Explain the bottleneck effect.
What is personal enjoyment such as keeping pets, camping, picking flowers, or watching wildlife referred to in biodiversity?
What is species and ecosystems have a right to exist whether or not they have any other value
referred to in biodiversity?
What are ecotourism is a form of tourism that supports the conservation and sustainable development of ecologically unique areas referred to in biodiversity ?
What is ecotourism?
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