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Unformatted text preview: richness and relative abundance correctly. 12. What is the difference between a food chain and a food web? Which provides a more “full” ecological picture and why? 13.Write the terms and explain the two hypotheses that address the question as to why food chains are relatively short. 14. How do you characterize the dominant species? How is this different from the keystone species? 15. Compare and contrast the bottom-up model with the top-down model? 16. What is the relationship between the term disturbance and the intermediate disturbance hypothesis? Page 2 of 3 Adapted from L. Miriello by S. Sharp 17. Compare and contrast primary and secondary succession. 18. Define evapotranspiration. 19. What is the Island Equilibrium Model and how does it help us better understand ecological changes? 20. What is the integrated hypothesis and how does it relate to the individualistic hypothesis? Page 3 of 3...
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- Spring '11
- Biology, Charles Sutherland Elton, Ecological niche, L. Miriello, S. Sharp, Define interspecific interactions