RNR 316 Exam2-1998 - RNR 316 - Natural Resources Ecology...

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RNR 316 — Natural Resources Ecology Soc. Sec. No. _______________________ Exam No. 2 : November 4, 1998 I. Definitions. Succinctly define or identify the following terms (2 points each): 1. Ecology — 2. Ecosystem — 3. True decomposition — 4. Food chain — 5. Standing crop — 6. Population — II. True / False . Mark each true statement with a “T” and each false statement with “F” (1 point each). ____ The carbon cycle is the cycle responsible for the largest movement of chemical substances on Earth. ____ One physical difference between C 4 and C 3 plants is the presence of bundle sheaths surrounding vascular tissue in C 4 plants. ____ Catabolism is the loss of sugars and other compounds to water. ____ Tropic levels depict energy transfer via functional groups rather than via specific species. ____ If you have a population ’s stage structure, then determining its age structure is simple. ____ Fertility is always greater than or equal to fecundity. ____ Territory size is always greater than or equal to home range size. ____ A population with an R > 0 will always increase without limits. ____ Of the several types of dispersal evident in vertebrates, natal dispersal is most common. ____ Pecking order describes the simplest social dominance relationship.
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RNR 316 Exam2-1998 - RNR 316 - Natural Resources Ecology...

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