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5 Matching questions

  1. consensus science
  2. scientific method
  3. Red Queen Hypothesis
  4. natural science
  5. finite rate of increase (lambda)
  1. a data, theories, and laws that are 1) peer reviewed, 2) tested, and 3) are widely accepted by experts in a specific field
  2. b rate of population growth
  3. c 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
  4. d the study of things in the natural world
  5. e a formalized method for testing ideas with observations that involves several assumptions and a more or less consistant series of steps

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. an organism that can live in a broad range of environments ex. humans, rats, cockroaches, raccoons
  2. organisms that change their environment ex. leaf cutter ants, humans, beavers
  3. competitors, low biotic potential (low r), more parental care, lower mortality rate, long gestation ad few larger offspring, specialist niches, good competitors, poor colonizers
  4. distraction from argument
  5. an environments ability to sustain a population (food, water, space, mates,etc), leads to a logistic curve (s curve)

5 True/False questions

  1. trophic cascadea series of changes in a population sizes of organisms at different trophic levels in a food chain, occurring when predators indirectly promote populations of organisms by keeping the levels in check ex. aspen trees in yellowstone

          

  2. age (stage) structuretraits that increase fitness, can survive and reproduce. Found through mutations and sex

          

  3. amensalismwhen one species is harmed while the other feels no effect whatsoever

          

  4. junk sciencethe study of things in the natural world

          

  5. Henry Gleasonmembers of the same species who live and potentially breed together