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Biological Sciences
Mary Olverson

Population Ecology I : Answers 1.) Which of the following is not a correct statement defining ecology? a. Ecology relates to the distribution and abundance of organisms b. Ecology involves studying the interactions among organisms c. Ecology involves the interactions between organisms and their non-living environment d. Ecology relates to both abiotic and biotic interactions e. All of the above statements are False f. All of the above statements are True 2.) Please order the levels of organization of ecology starting from organismal ecology and select the fourth level. a. Community ecology b. Biosphere c. Organismal ecology d. Population ecology e. Ecosystem ecology 3.) Which of the following is the correct trend observed for the relationship between animal mass and population density. a.) There is an increase in population density as average body mass of an animal increases. b.) There is an decrease in population density as average body mass of an animal increases. c.) There is no relationship between the population density and average mass of animals. (in other words, data seem to show no recognizable pattern) d.) As body mass increases, the population density remains constant at a specific value. 4.) Name the Three Dispersion Patterns: ______________________, ________________________, ________________________ Answer: Clumped, Uniform, Random 5.) True or false? When it comes to life history, humans typically follow the type III pattern. a. Answer: False! Humans follow the type I life history pattern. 6.) Which of the following statements are incorrect with regards to an organism’s energy budget? a. Energy that is being used in the present includes survival, maintenance, growth, and to mate b. Energy that is intended for use later on in the future is stored in the form of fat, muscle, larger size…etc. c. While relating energy budget to a bank account, the energy to be used in the present is analogous to the savings account, and the energy to be used at a later date is analogous to the checking account. d. All of the above are false. e. Two of the above are
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