CH. 57 Bio Final
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What is the competitive exclusion principle?
States that two species competing for the same limiting resource(s) cannot coexist in the same niche
What is the resource partitioning?
The differentiation of niches, both in space and time, that enables similar species to coexist in a community
(Camouflage) makes prey difficult to spot- the blending of an organism with the background color of its habitat
What is the warning coloration that advertises an organism's unpalatable taste
The resemblance of a species to another species and also secures protection from predators
What are the two types of mimicry?
Batesian and Mullerian
What is the mimicry when a harmless species mimics a harmful species?
What is the mimicry when two or more harmful species resemble each other?
What is a (+/+) interaction and benefits both species?
What is the (+/0) and is an interaction where one species benefits and the other is not affected. This is also difficult to document in nature because any close association likely affects both species
What is the loss of available energy to higher tropic levels in the food web (food chain) and is the nitrogen limitation hypothesis?
Bottom up model
What is the successful biological control in terms of regulating population size?
Top down model
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