Flashcards in Quiz e Deck (30):
An organism that consumes other organisms, whether living or dead is a
What does the Zoological Society of London's EDGE of existence program do?
Prioritises species based on their evolutionary distinctiveness and conservation status
Natural selection acts on
How many humps does a Bactrian camel have?
The tiger belongs to what Order?
What species was observed by John Fraser taking three days for a migrating herd to pass through Beaufort West in 1849?
Springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis)
What is the annual point at which the Earth is furthest from the Sun (152.5 million km)?
The largest ecological region distinguishable by characteristic plants and animals that is convenient to recognise below the entire planet is a
Where does the world's largest wild population of dromodary camel live?
The business practice of patenting seeds and other indigenously grown agricultural produces is known as
The rationale to conserve biodiversity based on its inherent worth, independent of its value to anyone is its
The long-nosed echidna Zaglossus bartoni lives where?
Papua New Guinea
A strip of habitat of varying width that facilitates fauna movement between otherwise isolated patches of habitat is known as a
Which Frenchman was the first European to describe the giant panda Ailuropoda melanoleuca?
Pere Armand David
What percentage of its mother's body mass is a newborn giant panda Ailuropoda melanoleuca?
The Cambrian Period is renowned for
An explosion of animal life
The number of distinct species in a community is its
A generalised linear model within a maximum likelihood framework has a delta AIC value of 1.9 . What does this mean?
The model is strongly supported
When was the last mass extinction event, prior to the present?
Liebig's law of the minimum states that growth is controlled by the scarcest resource (limiting factor) rather than the total amount of resources. Who developed the principle in 1828?
The movement of individuals among spatially separate patches of habitat is known as what?
How old is the Earth?
4.5 billion years
The reference state against which change is measured is the
A plant that grows on another plant, but does not obtain nutrients from it is
What is the most effective method used to monitor invasive American mink in the UK?
A large, sudden widespread change in the environment that causes extensive and relatively rapid change in survival or fecundity of a species is known as a
Ula-ai-hawane Ciridops anna was a beautiful diminutive bird last caught on the big island in 1892 that's name meant 'the red bird that feeds upon the hawane palm'. What country was it from?
A disease which threatens many animals at once is
What is the minimum number of bearings required to triangulate to a radio collared animal?