Chapter 16: Competition
Competition occurs when individuals experience limited resources.
1. Topic: complexity of competition
In the study of seed-eating rodents and ants in Southwest deserts, it was originally thought
Chapter 13: Population Dynamics over Space and Time
Populations fluctuate naturally over time.
1. Topic: Populations fluctuate naturally over time.
Which trait(s) is (are) likely to cause less-stable population fluctuations ove
Chapter 14: Predation and Herbivory
Predators and herbivores can limit the abundance of populations.
1. Topic: the lynx and the hare
What is the driving force in the 10-year cycle of lynx and hare abundance?
Chapter 2: Adaptations to Aquatic Environments
Water has many properties favorable to life.
1. Topic: thermal properties of water
Adding dissolved compounds such as salt to water _ the boiling point and _ the freezing
Chapter 22: Landscape Ecology, Biogeography, and Global Biodiversity
Landscape ecology examines ecological patterns and processes at large spatial scales.
1. Topic: causes of habitat heterogeneity
Which field considers the spat
Chapter 23: Global Conservation of Biodiversity
The value of biodiversity arises from social, economic, and ecological considerations.
1. Topic: protecting biodiversity hotspots
Biodiversity hotspots throughout the world contai
Chapter 17 Mutualism
Mutualisms can improve the acquisition of water, nutrients, and places to live.
Topic: Mutualisms can improve the acquisition of water, nutrients, and places to live.
Consider a species of fig tree tha
Chapter 18: Community Structure
Communities can have distinct or gradual boundaries.
1. Topic: communities with interdependent versus independent species distributions
Which concept suggests that a community is much more than t
Chapter 20: Movement of Energy in Ecosystems
Primary productivity provides energy to the ecosystem.
1. Topic: worming your way into an ecosystem
Why have nonnative earthworms caused a decline in salamander populations in Nort
Chapter 19: Community Succession
Succession occurs in a community when species replace each other over time.
1. Topic: retreating glaciers in Alaska
The receding glacier at Glacier Bay in Alaska has been used to study
CHAPTER 7 Evolution and Adaptation
The process of evolution depends on genetic variation.
1. Topic: The process of evolution depends on genetic variation.
Different forms of a particular gene are known as
Chapter 5: Climates and Soils
Earth is warmed by the greenhouse effect.
1. Topic: greenhouse effect
The greenhouse effect occurs because of the absorption and re-emission of _ radiation by the
a. visible light
Chapter 3: Adaptations to Terrestrial Environments
Most terrestrial plants obtain nutrients and water from the soil.
1. Topic: soil structure and water-holding capacity
The field capacity of the soil is
a. the number of plants
Chapter 6: Terrestrial and Aquatic Biomes
Terrestrial biomes are categorized by their major plant growth forms.
1. Topic: biomes
Which of the following pairs is an example of convergent evolution?
a. dogs and cats
b. wolves a