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1

Although the red panda (Ailurus fulgens) feeds on bamboo and are threatened by habitat loss, why is its common name a misnomer?

It's a racoon

2

What type of competition is characterised by one species preventing another species from obtaining a resource?

Restrictive competition

3

The outward, bodily manifestation of the genotype is the

Phenotype

4

Who coined the phrase 'deep ecology' in 1973?

Arne Naess

5

Human's support two species of lice - head and pubic. What species support their closest relatives?

Chimpanzee and gorilla

6

What introduced rodent was eradicated from the UK in 1989?

Coypu/Nutria

7

The effect where intraspecific competition leads to inverse density dependence or populations suffer a decreased rate of increase at low densities is known as what?

Allee effect
- correlation between population size or density and the mean individual fitness

8

What is a black panther?

Melanistic felid

9

At 7:52am on 8 May, 1902, what event happened that drove the Martinique giant rice-rat extinct? (Megalomys desmarestii)

Mt Pelee erupted

10

What country is home to the world's largest and smallest chameleons?

Madagascar

11

Giving-up density is a method used to measure what?

Perception of risk

12

Disease control is what form of ecosystem service?

Regulating

13

Which great white hunter had a conservation reserve named after him in Tanzania?

Frederick Selous

14

A word used to describe a love of nature, coined by EO Wilson, is

Biophilia

15

Diving to 565m, what bird can dive the deepest?

Emporer penguin

16

What is the world's largest antelope?

Eland

17

The ideal range of suitable conditions for a species in the absence of competition or predators is its

Fundamental niche

18

The tissue in plants that transports food via hydrostatis pressure is the

Phloem

19

A population that, because of its size and the quality of its habitat, produces a net number of immigrants is a

Source population

20

Usually, the sum of fecundity of all reproductive age classes is termed

Recruitment

21

The evolution of many new species from relative few ancestor species is known as what?

Adaptive radiation

22

What are the two aspects of Caughley's dicotomy?

Small-population paradigm cf declining-population paradigm

23

The selection of characteristics that differ substantially between two species to evolve minimal competition is

Character displacement