Big Game Ecology Test 2 Review

Big Game Ecology Test 2 Review - Potential Test Questions...

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Potential Test Questions for Test 2, Spring 2010 (All exams are comprehensive) Describe the difference between obligate and facultative carnivores and why this is important to predator-prey relationships. Obligate Carnivores: Must eat prey (wolves, mountain lions, bobcats) Facultative Carnivores: May select prey, but not essential(grizzly bears, black bears, coyotes) Describe the low density equilibrium model and its implications to management of predator-prey relationships. Name the six major predators of deer and classify them as obligate or facultative. What is the best evidence that predation can constitute a significant limiting factor. Most convincing evidence for predation being a major limiting factor comes from enclosure studies of 1 – 2 square miles in size Historically, what three methods have been used to control predator populations. Poisoning Trapping Aerial Shooting Why is the literature full of contradictory conclusions regarding the effects of predators on ungulates. Provide four reasons.
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