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Ecology & Biodiversity Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is the goal of environmental measurements?

Question 2 2. What is the basic premise of sampling?

Question 3 3. Dr. Smith is studying algae. Would she consider ponds in her research on ecological diversity? Why or why not?

Question 4 4. What might be the reaction of a botanist who discovered a new plant in the Saharan desert? Why would they react that way?

Question 5 5. Which plant needs to eat insects to survive?

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Question 6 6. How do plants repel insects and other animals?

Question 7 7. Organisms have been found to live in ...

Question 8 8. A halophile ...

Question 9 9. Which of these is likely to hurt one population but help another?

Question 10 10. Areas with more _____ are more likely to support larger number of animals.

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Question 11 11. Abiotic factors ______.

Question 12 12. Which is NOT an example of an abiotic factor?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is true about all environments?

Question 14 14. What is a population?

Question 15 15. Abiotic factors in an environment are _____.

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Question 16 16. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 17 17. Which of the following factors does NOT influence the index of species richness?

Question 18 18. In Biology, the correct order for classifying organisms by their taxonomic rank is:

Question 19 19. What is an adaptation that changes the way an organism behaves?

Question 20 20. Which of the following could be a cause of environmental change?

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Question 21 21. The carrying capacity of an ecosystem is ______.

Question 22 22. Biotic factors that affect other organisms in an ecosystem include all but which of the following factors?

Question 23 23. Which of these is an example of commensalism?

Question 24 24. In a polar ecosystem, which of these are most likely to compete for food?

Question 25 25. If I am conducting a field study and collect data by stringing a line across a site, then walking the line and recording information in terms of frequency of appearance and distance from the line, what method of sampling am I using?

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Question 26 26. What is the difference between species diversity and genetic diversity?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is an adaptation of aquatic plants?

Question 28 28. The Antarctic krill is...

Question 29 29. All else held equal, as a mouse population booms, we can predict that its predators, such as owls:

Question 30 30. Which of these statements about abiotic factors is true?

Ecology & Biodiversity Chapter Exam Instructions

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