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Ecology Concepts and Applications Study Set 2

Geology/Geography/Oceanography/Atmospheric Sciences

Quiz 9 :

Population Distribution and Abundance

Quiz 9 :

Population Distribution and Abundance

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'Extreme Rarity' can be described as
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A group of individuals of a single species inhabiting a specific area is called a ____________.
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C

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The rarest animal is the _______________________ and the rarest plant is the _______________.
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D

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Caughly's research on the distribution of three different species of Australian kangaroos (Macropus giganteus,M.fuliginosus,and M.rufus)suggests the
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Research on North American bird populations have indicated that populations are _____________,distributed on a __________________ scale.
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Density is defined as
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Which statement about organisms' "niches" is false?
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The tiger beetle Cicindela longilabris inhabits higher latitudes and elevations than other North American tiger beetles; Schultz,Quinlan,and Hadley concluded that all of the following factors contributed to these cooler environmental preferences except:
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Donald Phillips and James MacMahon showed that the distribution pattern of creosote bush,Larrea tridentata,changes in the following sequence as they grow:
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Cornell studied the distribution of barnacles Chthamalus stellatus and Balanus balaoides along the coast of Scotland and indicated that,along with the physiology of each barnacle,______________ also played a large role in their distribution pattern.
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Which of the following are characteristics of a population?
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'Rarity I' can be described as:
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In order to determine whether a species is common or rare,ecologists use all of the following criteria except:
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Which of the following word pairs are mismatched?
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______________ is/are defined as a group of potentially breeding organisms within a species in a given space and time.
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Ehleringer and Clark found that variation in leaf pubescence among plants of the genus Encelia appears to correspond to the distribution of these species along a ____________ gradient from the California coast eastward.
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'Rarity II' can be described as
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In a _____________ distribution,individuals have a much higher probability of being found in some than in others.
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Whittaker's research on North American tree distribution examined ____________ gradients and concluded that the tree distribution was __________________.
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The __________ defines the physical conditions under which a species might live,in the absence of interaction with other species.
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