Cypress College Types of Ecological Succession Exam Questions 1. What are the two types of ecological succession? Describe the stages in each and list any important species types involved with these stages.
2. What types of adaptations do species have to avoid predation? Be sure to give a specific species example of each type and describe the adaptation.
3. What are the three types of symbiotic relationships? Describe the relationship in terms of who is positively, neutrally, or negatively impacted. Give an example with at least two species for each relationship.
4. Describe a biogeochemical cycle. Be sure to identify where most of the nutrient is stored and how it flows through the biotic and abiotic parts of the ecosystem.
5. What are the three major man-made threats to biodiversity? Describe each threat and give a real-world example of species or ecosystems impacted by these threats.
6. Choose a biome and describe it in detail. What types of plants and animals live in the biome? What latitudes is it found in? What is its climate like?
7. Explain how mark-recapture allows for population size estimation. Be sure to explain the formula.
8. What are some of the factors that population ecologists study? Make sure to define them.
9. What are the factors that affect K, the carrying capacity of an environment?
10. Explain what we can learn from the differences in survivorship curves (type I, II, III) and give examples of species that would have each curve type.