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Ecology Concepts and Applications Study Set 2

Geology/Geography/Oceanography/Atmospheric Sciences

Quiz 22 :

Geographic Ecology

Quiz 22 :

Geographic Ecology

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For most groups,species diversity most often
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B

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The "time since perturbation" hypothesis proposes that,compared to temperate and polar regions,the tropics are
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E

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The equilibrium model of island biogeography predicts that,once equilibrium is reached,an island will be occupied
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B

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The number of montane mammal species ________ as the ______ of available habitat increases in the mountain ranges of the American Southwest.
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Ferns often maintain high diversity even on very isolated islands.This is because
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In the American Southwest,forest habitats
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The scientific exploration of the New World by Alexander van Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland
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MacArthur and Wilson found as distance from New Guinea _______ the number of bird species on Pacific Islands ________.
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The equilibrium model of island biogeography explains diversity on islands as a balance between
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In the equilibrium model of island biogeography,the immigration rate to an island is assumed to depend mainly on
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Remote sensing of chlorophyll a concentrations in the Earth's oceans has revealed that marine plankton biomass is
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The largest fraction of land area on Earth is found in the
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Birds on oceanic islands have highest diversity on
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Among the major regions of Mediterranean woodlands and shrublands,diversity is
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Which of the following correctly explains the relationship between number of bird species and the area of islands in the West Indies?
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MacArthur and Wilson hypothesized that larger islands would experience more extinction events because more species present means
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A positive relationship between area and species diversity is commonly observed for
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A 100-year record of the colonization of Swedish islands by plants shows
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For aquatic organisms,
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Daniel Simberloff studied recolonization by
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