Behavior and habitat selection contribute to the distribution of organisms

Behavior and - Behavior and habitat selection contribute to the distribution of organisms habitats

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Behavior and habitat selection contribute to the distribution of organisms. Sometimes organisms do not occupy all of their potential range but select particular  habitats. Does behavior play a role in limiting distribution in such cases? Habitat selection is one of the least-understood ecological processes, but it appears to play  an important role in limiting the distribution of many species. Biotic factors affect the distribution of organisms. Do biotic factors limit the distribution of species? Negative interactions with other organisms in the form of predation, parasitism, disease, or  competition may limit the ability of organisms to survive and reproduce. Predator-removal experiments can provide information about how predators limit  distribution of prey species. Absence of other species may also limit distribution of a species.
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course BSC BSC1005 taught by Professor Orlando,rebecca during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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