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How do you think an increase in the lynx population affected the hare population Why?

The Lynx population also increases because there is more food for them to eat. What does the increase in the lynx population lead to? It leads to a decrease in the hare population because the lynxes were eating the hares.

When the hare population increases what happens to Lynx?

As the hare population size grows, the lynx population size begins to increase in response. Because there are so many hares, other predators opportunistically begin to hunt them along with the lynxes. The hares’ less nutritious and varied diet begins to have an effect, the hares begin to die due to illness and disease.

Why are there more hares than Lynx?

Answer: The lynx population increases as the hare population increases because there are more prey for the lynx to eat. Hares are herbivores (plant eaters) and tend to stay in the same general location throughout their lives.

What is the relationship between lynx and hare?

Snowshoe hare is the primary food of the lynx. The population cycles of these two species are closely linked. When hares are plentiful, lynx eat little else and take about two hares every three days. Lynx prey upon mice, voles, squirrels, grouse, ptarmigan and carrion when hares are scarce.

Why does the population size affect the number of weeks before metamorphosis?

Group 6: It takes a greater population size longer before metamorphosis can occur because there’s more competition for food, so it takes tadpoles a longer time to gain enough body mass from food for metamorphosis to happen.

Do lynxes eat hares?

Predator and Prey Canada lynxes eat mostly snowshoe hares—which in turn are preyed on almost exclusively by Canada lynxes. This unusually tight predator-prey relationship means that when hare numbers change, so do lynx numbers (and vice versa), sometimes drastically.

Which concept best describes ecology?

Ecology is the study of how organisms interact with one another and with their physical environment. The distribution and abundance of organisms on Earth is shaped by both biotic, living-organism-related, and abiotic, nonliving or physical, factors.

What is the importance of studying ecology?

Ecology enriches our world and is crucial for human wellbeing and prosperity. It provides new knowledge of the interdependence between people and nature that is vital for food production, maintaining clean air and water, and sustaining biodiversity in a changing climate.

What is the source of world ecology?

Historical background. Ecology had no firm beginnings. It evolved from the natural history of the ancient Greeks, particularly Theophrastus, a friend and associate of Aristotle. Theophrastus first described the interrelationships between organisms and between organisms and their nonliving environment.

Who is the father of Indian ecology?

Ramdeo Misra

Who invented ecology?

Ernst Haeckel

How does biodiversity loss affect humans?

Biodiversity loss can have significant direct human health impacts if ecosystem services are no longer adequate to meet social needs. Indirectly, changes in ecosystem services affect livelihoods, income, local migration and, on occasion, may even cause or exacerbate political conflict.

How does biodiversity loss affect the economy?

Biodiversity Underpins Economic Activity Both medicinal plants and manufactured pharmaceuticals rely on biodiversity. Decreased biodiversity can lead to increased transmission of diseases to humans and increased healthcare costs.