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What are the main characteristics of r-selected species?
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R-selected species are those that emphasize high growth rates, typically exploit less-crowded ecological niches, and produce many offspring, each of which has a relatively low probability of surviving to adulthood.
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High birth rates, many don't survive

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Unit 1 - The Living World: Ecosystems
  • Unit 1 - The Living World: Ecosystems
  • Unit 2 - The Living World: Biodiversity
  • Unit 3 - Populations
  • Unit 4 - Earth Systems and Resources
  • Unit 5 - Land and Water Use
  • Unit 6 - Energy Resources and Consumption
  • Unit 7 - Atmospheric Pollution
  • Unit 8 - Aquatic and Terrestrial Pollution
  • Unit 9 - Global Change
  • Unit 1, Quiz 1 - Intro to Ecosystems, Terrestrial and Aquatic Biomes
    Mastery Quiz
  • Unit 1, Quiz 2 - The Carbon and Nitrogen Cycles
    Mastery Quiz
  • Unit 1, Quiz 3 - The Phosphorus and Hydrologic Cycles
    Mastery Quiz
  • Unit 1, Quiz 4 - Primary Productivity and Trophic Levels
    Mastery Quiz
  • Unit 1, Quiz 5 - Energy Flow, Food Chains, Food Webs, and the 10% Rule
    Mastery Quiz
  • Unit 1 Review - The Living World: Ecosystems
    Review Assignment

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What are the main components of an ecosystem and how do they interact with each other?
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What can be inferred from a steep dose-response curve?
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    A small increase in dose leads to a large increase in toxic effect.
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    The pollutant is not very toxic.
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    A large increase in dose is needed to see a significant increase in toxic effect
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    The pollutant is evenly distributed in the environment.

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