Seasonal
Defenses
Adaptation
Balance of Nature
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100
This is the way that many animals attract mates.
What is animal courtship?
100
Plants defend themselves from harsh weather by losing their leaves and doing this.
What is going dormant?
100
The process of developing different species from a common ancestor is called this.
What is adaptive radiation.
100
This method of population control is in ongoing research to develop a way to control populations without unexpected consequences.
What are GMOs or Genetically Modified Organisms?
100
This is a plant's defense against animals.
What is thorns?
200
This is where animals travel long distances for a particular season in search of food, milder weather, or reproduction.
What is migration
200
This defense mechanism is typically a last resort.
What is fighting?
200
This is how long it takes for mutations to result in changes in animals characteristics.
What is a few generations?
200
This is another way that balance can be maintained. It determines where animals live, eat, and reproduce.
What is territoriality?
200
These are birds that are commonly used to support evolution.
What are Darwin's finches?
300
These are the four things that lower or drop while an animal is hibernating or estivating.
What is temperature, heart rate, breathing, and metabolism.
300
This is a defensive technique that allows an animal to blend into its surroundings
What is camouflage.
300
Mutations and changes that we have observed only happen when this happens to information in the genetic code.
What is loss of information?
300
This is the primary way that balance is achieved.
What is competition for food
300
These are chemicals that are used to kill unwanted animals.
What is pesticides?
400
This is a state of deep sleep that some animals use to survive hot summers
What is estivate?
400
These are two examples of animals that will warn their herd or colony of impending danger.
What is antelope and prairie dogs?
400
These are physical traits or behaviors that allow an organism to be better suited to its environment.
What is adaptations?
400
This keeps the populations of first and second order consumers in relationship: as first order consumers go up, so do second order consumers. As first order consumers go down, so do second order consumers.
What is the predator prey feedback loop?
400
This is a chemical used to control malaria.
What is DDT?
500
This is a state of deep sleep that many animals enter to survive until summer.
What is hibernation?
500
This is the first instinct most animals have when they feel threatened.
What is run away or flight?
500
This is the process by which a beneficial characteristic passes from one generation to the next.
What is natural selection?
500
This refers to the condition of an ecosystem in which the producers and consumers are in a state of equilibrium.
What is balance of nature?
500
This is a noise made by a male elk to attract a mate.
What is bugling?
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