Wild Life (Animal Study Methods) – Quiz 1

1. ________________ is the term given to the variety of life on Earth and the natural patterns it forms.


2. __________________ is a particular method of hypothesizing relationships among organisms.


3. ___________________ from human activity is the primary cause of risk for 83% of endangered plant species.


4. ___________________ in wildlife is driven by the quantity and quality of available food in concert with the nutritional needs of the animal.


5. ___________________ is the practical process of identifying recognizing researching or redescribing a taxon for scientific publication according to the current rules of biological nomenclature.


6. ___________________ requires good sensory and nervous equipment and in most cases considerable mobility.


7. ___________________ systems are mechanisms that alter existing feedback and other components usually over many days to work better in a new situation.


8. ____________________ is the amount of energy expended while at rest in a neutrally temperate environment in the postabsorptive state.


9. ____________________ by definition is the breaking apart of continuous habitat such as tropical forest or semiarid shrubland into distinct pieces.


10. _____________________ is hunting without legal permission from whoever controls the land.


11. _____________________ is the process by which habitat loss results in the division of large continuous habitats into smaller more isolated remnants.


12. ______________________ are according to the international convention for biodiversity living material that includes genes of present and potential value for humans.


13. ______________________ can be defined as a property of an organism or system that helps it maintain its parameters within a normal range of values.


14. ______________________ do not have to be learned or practiced.


15. _______________________ affects a subset of genes in mammals and results in a monoallelic parental specific expression pattern


16. _______________________ is the epigenetic phenomenon by which certain genes are expressed in a parentoforiginspecific manner.


17. ________________________ is the collection and deep-freezing of semen, ova, embryos or tissues for potential future use in breeding or regenerating animals.


18. _________________________ is a form of competition that involves a fight or other active interaction among organisms.


19. _______________________________ is the chemical process occurring within a living cell or organism that is necessary for the maintenance of life.


20. _______________________________ represents the amount of calories required for a 24-hour period by the body during a non-active period.


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