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Problem Set 1 - Bios101 Problem Set One Please answer these...

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Bios101 Problem Set One Please answer these questions on a separate sheet(s) of paper, and please type. It is imperative that no part of your answer be copied directly from the internet or from another student. These questions are due in discussion. 1. (two points) A researcher is attempting to understand why a species of flightless ground beetle lives only on oceanic islands, at elevations between 300m and 1500m above sea level, and on the windward facing slopes of hills. She comes up with two hypotheses; 1) it is only in these habitats that the correct temperature, moisture, and other biotic and abiotic conditions that favor these beetles are present, 2) it is competition from a related ground beetle that occurs everywhere else on the islands. As an experimental test, she stakes off 20 plots of 10 square meters each, with beetle-proof barriers surrounding them. 10 of these plots are in areas where the beetles would normally occur, and the other 10 are on level land at a low elevation on these islands. a)
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This note was uploaded on 09/17/2009 for the course BIOS 101 taught by Professor Molumby during the Fall '08 term at Ill. Chicago.

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