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The immediate effects of a natural disturbance include ____________.
a. maintaining the status quo and releasing resources
b. changing the conditions and releasing resources
c. maintaining the status quo and uptake of resources
d. changing conditions and uptakes of resources
b. changing conditions and releasing resources
You observe uniform dispersion in a species you are studying intensely. You predict that as you extend your work, you will find ______.
a. intraspecific competition and even spread, scarce resources
b. interspecific predation and evenly spread, scarce resources
c. intraspecific competition and evenly spread, abundant resources
d. commensalism and clumped resources
a. intraspecific competition and even spread, scarce resources
The biotic potential of a population ______________.
a. is the maximum reproductive rate of a population
b. is the current rate of growth of a population
c. is an expression of how many offspring survive to reproduce
d. can be determined only by studying an age structure diagram
a. is the maximum reproductive rate of a population
Environmental resistance is enhanced by _____________.
a. the ability to compete for resources
b. the ability to resist disease and parasites
c. a specialized niche
d. high reproductive rate
c. a specialized niche
A population will increase if _______________.
a. birth rate decreases
b. death rate decreases
c. the biotic potential increases
d. the environmental resistance increases
c. the biotic potential increases