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1

Species that live far apart but in similar niches and ecosystems are considered

Ecological equivalents

2

Alternative combinations of ecosystem states and environmental conditions that may persist at a particular spatial extent and temporal scale are known as

Alternative stable states

3

What has the thickest skin of the pachyderms?

Rhinoceros

4

A well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world, based on knowledge that has been repeatedly confirmed through observation and experimentation is known as a:

Scientific theory

5

A transitional zone between adjacent communities is an

Ectozone

6

Who coined the term 'ecology'?

Ernst Haeckel

7

A state in which animals whose ancestors had been domesticated but which now exist as free-living, unmanaged and self-sustaining populations is

Feral

8

A testible or falsifiable proposed explanation for a phenomenon is a:

Scientific hypothesis

9

Flying lemurs or colugos can live for over 100 m and live where?

Southeast asia

10

The probability of an event is 0.01. Which of the following statements is correct?

The event is unlikely to occur.

11

Gerard Krefft collected eight of which peculiar gaited species on the Blandowski expedition of 1857 to the arid junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers in Australia and found them to be 'very good eating'?

Pig-footed bandicoot Chaeropus ecaudatus

12

Who showed that chloroplasts were the plant's equivalent of mitochondria?

Lynn Margulis

13

An organism that eats both animals and plants is

Omnivorous

14

A plant that grows, reproduces and dies in one season is

An annual

15

The theft of food by one species from another is known as

Kleptoparatism

16

The timeframe to which conservation managers aim to restore conditions to is the conservation

Benchmark

17

The area covered by a migratory bird through its annual cycle, including breeding and non-breeding grounds and the migratory route is the

Flyway

18

The indri was named by a French naturalist after his Malagasy guide pointed out the animal and said "iry", which translates as what?

There it is

19

A species that eats fish is

Piscivourous

20

Breeding individuals that have been isolated from one another in generally separate gene pools that have had some different alleles fixed is

Outbreeding depression