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Ecology & Florida Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is a key feature of the life histories of species that have a type III survivorship curve?

Question 2 2. How many trophic levels does an omnivore feed on within an ecosystem?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is not a component of the phosphorus cycle?

Question 4 4. What is an invasive species?

Question 5 5. If a plant species is endemic to Mt. Kilimanjaro, what does that mean?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is a true statement about introduced species?

Question 7 7. Which biome has the greatest species richness?

Question 8 8. A chaparral plant that is usually only seen in the first couple of years after a fire is also called what?

Question 9 9. What is a niche?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is not a way in which carbon can exit living plant material in the carbon cycle?

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Question 11 11. What is the major difference between competitive exclusion and local extinction?

Question 12 12. Identify the statement that is NOT true about acid rain.

Question 13 13. Which of these large organisms has a type I survivorship curve?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is a density-independent factor that regulates population growth?

Question 15 15. The lowest, most basic level at which ecology is studied is:

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Question 16 16. Which of the following events is likely to precede primary succession?

Question 17 17. What is a population?

Question 18 18. Which of the following processes takes carbon out of the short-term carbon cycle?

Question 19 19. What is a taiga biome?

Question 20 20.

Which of the following statements about estuaries are true?

A. They are the gateway to freshwater breeding grounds of some marine animals

B. They are the breeding grounds for many types of aquatic animals

C. Estuaries are resistant to pollution because the constant inflow of freshwater flushes the pollutants out into the ocean.

D. They are areas where freshwater streams or rivers merge with the sea

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Question 21 21. What is the primary source of carbon that can be used by plants?

Question 22 22. What is a modern human intervention in the phosphorus cycle?

Question 23 23. After a glacier recedes, the moss and lichens that grow on the newly exposed rock surfaces are called what?

Question 24 24. If a mosquito feeds on a bird that is infected with the West Nile Virus and then feeds on a human being who then contracts the virus, what role is the mosquito playing in the infection of the person?

Question 25 25. How is it possible to conclude that eutrophication of bodies of water has occured?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following organisms is a primary consumer of a prickly pear cactus?

Question 27 27. Identify the conversion which represents nitrification.

Question 28 28. Which of the following is NOT a source of nitrogen that is available to plants?

Question 29 29. In which of the following biomes would you expect to find a complete absence of plant life.

Question 30 30. What type of mimicry occurs when a harmless animal mimics a dangerous or unpalatable animal?

Ecology & Florida Chapter Exam Instructions

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