PEER DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

PEER DISCUSSION QUESTIONS - 6. Enumerate the three animal...

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PEER DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 1. What is the objective of the 3-year experiment? 2. Why is the land green?  Explain both the direct and indirect factors that can affect greenness (e.g.  presence of precipitation, mineral supply, etc; presence of herbivores and predators).   Give  examples. 3. Discuss the two ways in which predators can propagate indirect effects down trophic chains. 4. What are the two types of predator hunting mode used in the study? Describe each.  How does  each of the two types of hunting mode influence prey response? 5. Enumerate the three plant species used in the study.
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Unformatted text preview: 6. Enumerate the three animal species and describe them. 7. What are the three ecosystem functions that were measured? 8. Explain the following graph: 9. Explain the following figure: 10. What are the results of the study? How does hunting mode affect ecosystem functions? 11. Interpret the results. How does hunting mode (sit-and-wait and ambush) affect the response of the prey, grasshopper? How does the latter affect the ecosystem functions? 12. What are the implications and significance of the study to biodiversity conservation efforts?...
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