Dispersal, Colonization, and Island Biogeography


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

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1. What does the term colonization mean in terms of organisms?

2. 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?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will require you to understand a range of definitions related to the dispersal of organisms across the globe. The questions will present you with the definition of a term and then require you to choose the correct one from a list of choices. You will also have to fill in the blank with the correct definition.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessment will test you on how well you understand the following terms:

  • Ecology
  • Biogeography
  • Dispersal
  • Colonization
  • Habitat fragmentation (and how it's created)

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on dispersal, colonization and island biogeography
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding habit fragmentation and its causes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about plants spreading their seeds

Additional Learning

If you would like to brush up on your knowledge of this subject, then make sure to peruse our related lesson called Dispersal, Colonization and Island Biogeography. This lesson will cover the following goals:

  • Identifying the difference between dispersion and dispersal
  • Describing the relationship between immigration and colonization
  • Exploring humanity's role in habitat fragmentation
  • Explaining the theory of island biogeography