BIS2B - Clickerpalloza.Nov24.Lec. 27-30

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Clickerpalloza BIS2B Nov. 24, 2008
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1. The effect upon vital statistics (birth and death rates) of pairwise interspecific interactions can be summarized by “+” and “- “ signs. Which of the following combinations of these signs is incorrect: a. Competition -, - b. Amensalism +, - c. Mutualism +,+ d. Predation and parasitism +,- e. Neutralism 0, 0
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2.The early science of ecology included contributions from a number of individuals. Each of these persons had theories with distinctive names or associated with famous text. Which of the following is incorrect: a. Darwin. “Tangled Bank,” last paragraph of the Origin of Species, 1859. Ecological interactions of species create selective pressures that drive natural selection and evolution. These can be seen as laws of nature. b. Frederick. Clements. Communities as super-organisms with tightly integrated species operating in concert and coordination. c. Henry Gleason, Communities as loosely associated species with individual responses to the environment. d. R. H. Whittaker. Evidence in favor of Gleason’s theory, species distributions and abundances in response to environmental gradients were not correlated or coordinated. e. William Paley. Communities are like a watch that you found on the beach. Communities are the product of a rational, purposeful, and beneficent entity, are a microcosm of the macrocosm, which implies a deity.
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3. The early science of ecology and evolution included contributions from a number of individuals. Which of the following theories contained important elements that, at least in retrospect, we do not view as entirely scientific. Hint, Frank Egerton wrote about this issue in the 1970s.
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