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Name: __________________________ Date: _____________ 1. If behavioral patterns of a species can be artificially selected for in laboratory populations, then behavior in that species must be at least partially under _______ control. 2. By replacing the names of the taxa on a phylogenetic tree with the regions in which those taxa live, biogeographers can transform the tree into _______. 3. The fusion of formerly separated land masses can result in the mixing of the fauna of different biotas in a phenomenon known as _______. 4. Eighty-one pocket gophers were present in Maddox Field at the start of 2006. During that year, 24 individuals were born, and 19 died. Twelve individuals immigrated, and 10 emigrated. How many pocket gophers are present in Maddox Field at the start of 2007? A) 86 B) 88 C) 81 D) 146 E) 76 5. Populations can grow exponentially for short periods of time because A) disease spreads more readily in larger populations. B) predators become more attracted to areas with increased prey. C) food resources will be decreased with an increased population size. D) as density increases, the carrying capacity decreases. E) All of the above. Page 1
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6. The following climograph shows yearly variation in rainfall and temperature for four biomes. Select the correct curve for each of the following biomes. 7. The ultimate causes of behavior are those that have shaped the behavior's _______. Use the following to answer questions 8-9: The following diagram shows three islands. Islands A and B were connected in the past, C was always separate. A species of land snail is found on all three islands.
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8. If this species of snail is found only on the three islands shown, which statement would be correct concerning the endemism of this species? A) Endemic relative to A and B B) Endemic relative to C C) Endemic relative to A, B, and C D) All of the above 9. Which of the following does not correctly describe the distribution of this snail relative to the three islands? A) Vicariant distribution relative to A and B B) Dispersal distribution relative to A and C C) Dispersal distribution relative to B and C D) Vicariant distribution relative to A and C 10. The short-term state of the temperature and atmospheric conditions in a given locality is referred to as its _______. 11. Which of the following biogeographical regions represents the largest area? A) Oriental B) Nearctic C) Palearctic D) Neotropical 12. Chemical communication between members of the same species can be performed with the use of _______, molecules that can be particularly durable. 13. Four-hundred robins were found in a ten-hectare plot. What is the density of robins in that plot? A) 4 robins/ha B) 400 robins/ha C) 1 robin/ha D) 4,000 robins/ha E) 40 robins/ha 14. Though easy to produce and versatile, _______ signals can be subject to interference, particularly in complex environments. 15. Ecologists often use a(n) _______ approach to study behavior, which assumes that there
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2010 for the course BIO 187 taught by Professor Plowes during the Spring '10 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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