Ecological Effects of Fungi


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Which is true about fungi as parasites?

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1. What is a decomposer?

2. Lichens and mycorrhizae are examples of what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Fungi are numerous and vary greatly in the natural world. This quiz and worksheet combination will help you test your understanding of the ecological effects of fungi and provide information on the function and role of fungi. In these assessments, your understanding of the characteristics of fungi will be tested.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • How fungi benefit the ecosystem
  • How fungi harm the ecosystem
  • The properties of fungi
  • The uses of fungi
  • Decomposition

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information on fungi from the related lesson on their effects on the ecosystem
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of an ecosystem to place fungi in a beneficial role
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as lichens, mycorrhizae, and decomposers
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of fungi to answer questions about their effects and their purpose in the ecosystem

Additional Learning

To learn more about the function of fungi, review the accompanying lesson on the Ecological Effects of Fungi. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Differentiate between the beneficial and harmful fungi
  • Define how these different fungi are beneficial or harmful
  • Understand the purpose of fungi within the ecosystem as Decomposers