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Flashcards in Habitat, Selection, & Territoriality Deck (5)
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1

What is the Ideal free distribution theory?

Predicts that animals will distribute themselves to match the resources in the environment.

2

What is dispersal? (2)

1. Movement not necessarily seasonal. 2. Shorter ranges.

3

What is migration? (2)

1. Movement usually seasonal. 2. Longer ranges.

4

What are the benefits of territoriality? (3)

1. Exclusive access to food and mates. 2. Safe haven from predators. 3. Owner of territory usually wins disputes.

5

What are the costs of territoriality? (3)

1. Time/energy to defend. 2. Injury from fights. 3. Costs of testosterone.