Competition and Competitive Exclusion Quiz

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What is the term that describes when one species prevents another from occupying a niche by being superior?

Which term is used to describe the change in behavior of one species due to resource use or allocation by another species?

In the context of species interactions, what does exploitation refer to?

What is the trait that is useful for doing certain things, such as birds eating seeds?

What does the K curve represent in the context of animals and their traits?

What does the example of beak size distribution in finches illustrate?

What term is used to describe an evolutionary change that occurs when two similar species inhabit the same environment?

Where does character displacement usually occur?

What is the term used to describe populations, varieties, or species that occur in the same place at the same time?

In which type of population do individuals have overlapping geographic ranges?

What does the term 'allopatry' refer to?

What can lead to character displacement between two similar species?

What is the outcome of character displacement between two similar species?

What ecological phenomenon is observed when two sympatric species evolve to occupy different ecological niches?

What is an example of adaptive radiation in the text?

What is the purpose of growing fish in the lab and putting them in cages in different areas of the lake?

What is indicated by the separation of gill raker length when both limnetic and benthic species of fish occur together?

What is the effect of predation on the first dorsal spine of stickleback fish?

What does the variation in beak sizes of finches across different islands illustrate?

What is indicated by the lack of overlap of canine diameter across different weasel species?

What is suggested by the change in beak size during and after droughts among different species of finches?

What is indicated by the direct result of the second drought on beak size evolution?

What does the lack of overlap of canine diameter across different weasel species suggest?

What does the variation between limnetic and benthic stickleback fish in response to predation indicate?

What is suggested by the change in behavior and traits of stickleback fish in response to different combinations of species?

What does the pattern of character displacement among different species of finches illustrate?

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Test your knowledge of competition in ecology and the concept of competitive exclusion. Explore how species prevent each other from occupying niches and the mechanisms behind it, including exploitation and behavior displacement.

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