Biology (11th Edition)

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Chapter 57 - Dynamics of Ecosystems - Figure 57.19 - Data Analysis: 1

Answer

You cannot predict the number of invading species very well, but you can in a general way say that there will usually be more invading species with fewer species already in place.

Work Step by Step

Fig. 57.19 shows a clear trend, sloping down from left to right, but there is so much spread in the data that specific predictions about species numbers would be highly unreliable.
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