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Principles of Ecology Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What can an herbivore be categorized as?

Question 2 2. 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 3 3. If an introduced species survives in its new environment and starts breeding, what are the likely consequences?

Question 4 4. What is niche differentiation?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is FALSE about atmospheric carbon dioxide levels?

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Question 6 6. What is dispersion?

Question 7 7. What is a niche?

Question 8 8. Which ecological theory estimates the number of species that can live on an island based on the island's size and proximity to a mainland source of species.?

Question 9 9. What is a wildlife corridor?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is the best explanation for why we study the carbon cycle on a global scale and not as much in specific local ecosystems?

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Question 11 11. A chaparral plant that is usually only seen in the first couple of years after a fire is also called what?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is a key feature of the life histories of species that have a type III survivorship curve?

Question 13 13. Within the biogeochemical cycle, where do consumers get most of their elements from, not including oxygen and hydrogen?

Question 14 14. What is a taiga biome?

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

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Question 16 16. What is coevolution?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is NOT a source of nitrogen that is available to plants?

Question 18 18. Which biome has the greatest species richness?

Question 19 19. In a typical ecosystem, what percentage of the energy consumed by primary consumers will eventually be consumed by tertiary consumers?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is true about amensalism?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is a true statement about introduced species?

Question 22 22. What is an ecomorph?

Question 23 23. Which of the following statements is true about the Mesozoic period that lasted between 65 and 250 million years ago?

Question 24 24. What usually happens in a natural population as it approaches its carrying capacity?

Question 25 25. What is a habitat?

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Question 26 26. Which term is used to describe how plants spread their seeds?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is a major goal of conservation biologists?

Question 28 28. What is the largest pool of carbon on the planet?

Question 29 29. After a glacier recedes, the moss and lichens that grow on the newly exposed rock surfaces are called what?

Question 30 30. Which type of factors has the biggest impact on an organism's life history?

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