Misconception IEM061:

Changes in a population in a food web do not affect the populations of any other organism in the food web (AAAS Project 2061, n.d.).

Items that test for misconception IEM061
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IE019014

Changes in a population may affect populations that are not directly connected by a feeding relationship even if they are several steps away in a food web (pond ecosystem).

16%

IE019015

Changes in a population (fish in a pond) may affect populations that are not directly connected by a feeding relationship (insects) even if they are several steps away in a food web.

15%

IE019016

Changes in a population in a food web (large fish) can affect the population of its prey (tadpoles).

9%

IE031007

Changes in a population of organisms in a food web (worms) can affect other populations of organisms (foxes) even if they are not directly connected in a feeding relationship.

9%

IE031006

Changes in a population in a food web can affect other populations of organisms even if they are not directly connected in a feeding relationship (no specific organisms identified).

9%

IE025005

Changes in a population may affect populations that are not directly connected by a feeding relationship even if they are several steps away in a food web (no specific organisms identified).

6%

IE025004

Changes in a population may affect populations that are not directly connected by a feeding relationship even if they are several steps away in a food web (woodland ecosystem).

6%

IE029005

Changes in a population in a food web can affect the population of its predator (no specific organisms identified).

6%

IE029006

Changes in a population of organisms in a food web (worms) can affect the population of its predator (robins).

5%