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Some people argue that each individual animal has an intrinsic right to survival. Should this right extend to plants and microorganisms? What about the Anopheles mosquito, which transmits malaria? Tigers that sometimes kill people in India? Bacteria that cause typhoid fever? Defend your position. Is it right to use an

Animal Behavior

Discuss the costs and benefits of group life (sociality) with regard to antipreditor, feeding and reproductive behavior.

Animal Behavior

Why individuals remain in subordinate situations (for example peripheral males at a lek or lowest tanking individual in a social group lie a wolf pack or lion pride) where they had limited access to important resources. What is the general explanation for remaining?

Animal Behavior

1.5 List threee types of evidence we have for genetic influences in the development of behavior and describe a non-human example that illustrates one of these tpes of evidence. 1.9 The evolutiont of flight in birds and the evolution of blood sucking by a moth inthe genus Calpe. Choose one of the above methods and describe how

Animal Behavior

Identify the two methods of investigating the adaptiveness of behavior.

Animal Behavior

Suppose a tree squirrel living in the conifer forests near La Grande eats seeds that it extracts from pine cones and fungi that it finds on the forest floor. Also, suppose that currently it takes an average of 2 minutes to find a cone and 4 minutes to find a fungus. It takes 10 minutes to break open the cone and eat the seeds an

Animal Behavior

One of the decisions that must be made by a searcher or a waiter is how long to remain in one place. On what basis should an individual make such a decision? Individuals are often specialized in their diets in the short term than they are in the long term. What is a search image? How does it facilitate short-term specializati

Animal Behavior

Think about gazelles, zebras, antelopes, and other large hooved animals living in herds on the plans of Africa where there are a variety of species of large mammation predators like cheetahs, lions, leopards, hunting dogs, etc. Vizualize that you are a member of one of those prey species. Explain about the antipredator mechanism

Animal Behavior

The terms below, tell how each functions as an antipredatory, adaption and give a non-human example. bastesian mimicry misdirection chemical repulsion surprise disruptive coloration removing telltale evidence

Territory and Home Range, Map Sense and Compass Sense

3, Below is the movement track made by a bacterium in a culture dish exposed to a heat lamp shining from the side. What kind of response has the bacterium made? 4. Differentiate (don't just define): a. Territory and home range - b. Map sense and compass sense - 5. In my paper on roost site selection by silver-haired bats

Animal Behavior - Offspring Dispersion

1. As this male and its mate search their territory for insects to feed their young they wander widely but are able to return straight back to the nest once they have found food. What ability are they using to do so? At the end of the first nesting period, suppose this male and its mate have successfully raised one son and on

Animal Behavior

Define ritualization and give one example of the way a behaviour might be changed during this process. See attached file for full problem description.

Questions about animal behavior and learning

(1) Choose one of the following terms (imprinting, habituation or latent learning) and tell how this type of learning could be adaptive for a wild organism. (2) The two graphs [see attachment] show the results of testing 4 species of birds in a spatial task and a non-spatial task. Why are Clark's nutcrackers much better than

Biology - Biomimicry

Discover more about biomimicry techniques. You will create a presentation covering the following issues: what implication(s) does this have for our species?; how does this alter our thinking of the way we categorize organisms?; are we the first species in history to be directing our own evolution?; what are the implications for

Discussing the Actions of Birds, Reptiles and Aquatic Species

A. Lizards often lie in the sun in the mourning. Why? B. Basking sharks swim close to the surface of the water and appear to be sunning themselves like lizards. In fact, however, they are feeding on plankton. Why might a land-dwelling creature like a lizard need to sun itself, while a water-dwelling creature like a shark does n

Bill Adaptations and Food Source

What are some of the BILL ADAPTATIONS and LIKELY FOOD SOURCES you might associate with the following habitats. Why would you expect to find this bill type? 1) Wetlands and shore birds 2) Lakes and open waters 3) Grasslands or Raptors 4) Oak wood land and/or Coniferous Forest

Claw, Leg and Foot Features

What are some of the CLAW, LEG, and FOOT FEATURES you might associate with the following habitats. Explain why these features would be realistic in consideration of the environment, food sources, environmental challenges the birds might face. 1) Wetlands, shore birds 2) Lakes, open waters 3) Grasslands full of rodents

Bird Adaptations

1) What are 5 VERY SPECIFIC ways that birds' bodies are specifically adapted for flight? Need to explain in detail. 2) What are 2 UNUSUAL adaptations that owls have for hunting. What are the reasons for these adaptations. 3) What is an evolutionary reason that explains why vultures don't have feathers

Taxonomic Category and Dichotomous Key

In the animal kingdom, you can place animals in categories based on certain differences in the characteristics that each possesses. If you know what critical traits to look for, it is possible to separate any animal into its proper taxonomic category. Use this dichotomous key to help determine the taxonomic category to which a s

Activation of a Mechanoreceptor

Describe the full "loop" from activation of a mechanoreceptor in the arm to the voluntary movement of the arm as a consequence (i.e. explain how somatosensory and motor information are conveyed within the nervous system). Please give a complete but succinct summary or explanation. Please explain. Thank you.

General Biology

How many vertebrae does a frog have? A. 9 B. 12 C. 15 D. 21 How many chambers does a frog's heart have? A. 3 B. 4 C. 5 D. 6 How long does the larval stage of an amphibian last? A. several weeks to 1 year B. 24 hours C. exactly 21 days D. 9 months How many toes are on the front feet of a frog? A. 2 B. 3 C

Animal Biology

1. How long can Hagfish go without eating? A. 1 month B. 3 months C. 5 months D. 7 months 2. How is Hagfish sex influenced by the seasons? A. They have sex in the spring only B. They change sexes with the seasons C. Seasons have no effect D. None of the above 3. Do Hagfish skeletons contain bone? A. Yes

General Biology

Mammals alone a. have hair and mammary glands b. have a four-chambered heart c. have the ability to regulate body temperature d. exhibit parental care of the young Genetic and immunological evidence show that the greatest differences occur between human populations native to ______ and all other human populations. a.

General Biology

The platypus and the spiny anteater are examples of which mammalian group? a. marsupials b. monotremes c. placentals d. hominids Almost all invertebrate chordates are a. predators b. parasites c. filter feeders d. scavengers Which of the following is not a characte

General Biology Questions

Birds descended form (#33) ____ that ran around on two legs some 160 million years ago. All birds have (#34) ______ that insulate and help get the bird aloft. Generally, birds have a greatly enlarged (#35) ____ to which flight muscles are attached. Bird bones contain (#36) ____ _____, and air flows through sacs, not into and o

General Biology Questions

Fill In the Blank: Use the below terms to complete the following paragraph. Four major features distinguish the embryos of chordates from those of all other animals: a hollow dorsal (#4) _______ _________, a(n) (#5) __________ with slits in its wall, a(n) (#6) _________, and a tail that extends past the anus at least during

Animal Biology Questions

There are three major classes of Cephalopods. Which of the following is a Cephalopod? a. Squid b. Conch c. Clam d. Snail Which type of Cnidarian body plan is less motile? a. larvae b. worm c. Polyp d. medusa What moves the Gastric Mill? A. wings B. tendons C. ligaments D. muscles What are th

General Biology

All of the following adaptations have contributed to the success of the insects EXCEPT a. specialized sensory organs b. wings c. small body size d. aquatic habitat A water-vascular system is characteristic of the a. arthropods b. annelids c. chordates d. echinoderms Which of the following is not a member of the ph