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Wildlife Study Guide


Students are expected to:

  • Identify wildlife species that are common in Ohio ecosystems

  • Use a taxonomic key to identify wildlife species

  • Describe how a given organism is adapted for survival in its particular environment

  • Describe how energy flows through ecosystems

  • Discuss the roles of producers, consumers, and decomposers in food chains/webs and give examples

  • Define and give examples of these types of symbiotic relationships: parasitism, commensalism, mutualism

  • Distinguish between native species and invasive species

  • Distinguish among endangered, threatened, and extirpated Ohio species and describe methods that could be used to improve their status

  • Identify factors affecting population size and population growth

  • Discuss the effect of limiting factors in controlling population size and give examples

  • Discuss the significance and life cycles of major insect pollinators, as well as some of the problems their populations are facing

  • Identify some diseases that are currently affecting Ohio wildlife

  • Discuss practices that governmental agencies and the public can employ to conserve and protect wildlife

  • Identify significant governmental laws, policies and acts that have been passed to protect endangered and threatened species

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