Where exploitation competition does occur indirectly?
(a) One individual prevents the survival and reproduction of others
(b) Two species have common prey
(c) Two separate species compete for different resources and space
(d) Organisms compete for common space
I had been asked this question in exam.
My query is from Population Interactions-1 in section Organisms and Populations of Biology – Class 12
Right option is (d) Organisms compete for common space
For explanation I would say: The exploitation competition occurs indirectly when organisms compete for common resources like space or territory, food or prey. It results in depletion in the availability and amount of resources.