Behavioural Ecology II

Behavioural Ecology revision quiz II?

Advantages of brood parasitism
Damage to host
What feature do parasites typically show
Catfish example
Host of the above
Hymenopteran example
Host of the above
What does the queen use to control workers
What cannot the queen produce herself
Famous parasitic bird
At what number of host eggs will a cuckoo parasitise a nest
What will parents do to a nest with a single egg
Maximum laying time for an egg
What will cuckoo chicks remove from a nest
What does this maximise in the small nests
What type of process do cuckoos and hosts display
Stages of the above
3 UK hosts with discrimination
UK host without discrimination
In what country without cuckoos are pied wagtails non-discriminatory
What do cuckoos display
What keep the common cuckoo a species
What ecotypes of bird are cuckoo resistant
Other form of resistance
What describes rejection versus acceptance rate
What is the typical percentage of mistakes
At what parasitism rate do acceptance and rejection yield the same reproductive success
Number of eggs in the above model
What may cuckoo chicks mimick
Species showing the above
Non cuckoo brood parasitic bird species
Host of the above
3 methods to avoid a predator
What do prey try to make themselves
Examples of how they may affect the above
Model describing how the above make predators avoid a creature
Csmouflage to a background
Study describing the above
Camouflage as an object
Camouflage by breaking up the body outline
Study describing the above
Modes of deterance
Example species, plant and compound in the above
Colouration to show unpalatability
What does this increase
What does it decrease
Origins of such colouration
What mode of selection explains the last of the above
Basis for the above
Study showing the above
Who receives the benefit of the death of a toxic, conspicuous individual
What is the result of the above
Study showing the selective effect in colouration
Study showing cuckoo Batesian mimicry
What raptor species did they mimic
What did this mimicry help reduce
Study showing drongos altering alarm calls
What did this aid in
What did this specifically counter
Study looking at interspecific bird mimetic calls
What two aspects did females choose males based on
Study looking at imperfect mimicry
Elements of behavioural ecology
What does selection operate on
Three ways of testing hypotheses
What model looks at investment in a resource
What is the above affected by
What do evolutionary arms races promote
Outcome of competition
What model looks at resource exploitation
What model looks at resource defence
What may occur in a dynamic ESS
What is the root of sexual selection
What do males therefore compete for
Two types of runaway process
Other mode of sexual selection
What predicts the parental investment ESS
Factors affected mating strategy
What increases shared gene likelihood
What does kin selection predict
By what processes does cooperation evolve
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