5.I measure the use of nuts, trees and nesting
materials by two species of squirrel and find some strong overlaps in the uses
of nesting materials in particular. Is
it safe to conclude that these two species are competitors? Why or why not?
b.Assuming that the two species of squirrel in the
example above really are competing, what might you predict about the types of
nesting materials selected by each over time?
Like I have previously answered, the squirrels are competitors if they are both eating the same food supply because natural selection will occur and only one species will survive if their is a limited amount of food. The nesting materials that the species have chosen will decline because of the great demand of the material, therefore making competition more crucial between them. The less food there is, the faster the one species will die out, and whatever species is better equipped to survive, such as faster speed, will live.
Apr 29th, 2015
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