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How do species interact with their habitat?

Topic

Species-Habitat Interactions

Framing Question

How do species interact with their habitat?

Learning Objectives

  • Compare and contrast a species with a broad range and one with a narrow range.
  • Give an example of an environmental gradient, and explain the changes that one would expect to see from one end of the gradient to the other.
  • Explain how somebody would depict a gradient graphically.
  • Give an example of an indicator species, and explain the practical benefits of knowing that information.
  • Provide two explanations for that fact that most species have clumped distributions.

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