Species Richness: Definition & Determining Factors


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

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1. Taxonomy is the science of:

2. A count of the number of species in a given habitat is an index of:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz will test you on the definitions of key terms related to species richness. The questions will either provide you with a term or definition. You will then need to select the corresponding definition or term. Other questions will ask you how biologists typically classify and sample species.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on the following:

  • Taxonomy
  • Number of species in a given habitat
  • Sampling example
  • Factors influencing species richness

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related species richness lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of species richness
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding taxonomy and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the order for classifying organisms in taxonomy

Additional Learning

You should also make sure to read the corresponding lesson, Species Richness: Definition & Determining Factors. The lesson covers the following topics:

  • Understanding species richness
  • Exploring species diversity
  • Describing sampling methodologies
  • Relating species richness to conservation practices