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Biology 301 Chapters 11-12

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Biology 301 Chapters 11-12 BIO 301

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These notes cover population dynamics - the different types of time models used to calculate the change in the number of individuals in a population.
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Date Created: 09/06/16
Bio 301 Chapters 11- Exam 1 information Chapter 11- population dynamics:  Population- # of individuals of the same species within a given area  Biological Species Concept: o Capable of successful reproduction o Formation of viable offspring (ex- female horse + male donkey = mule)  Population Distributions- geographic area varies based on the type of organism.  Population size- # of individuals  Population structure- density/spacing, age (cohort)  Spatial structure- pattern of density/spacing  Fundamental niche- range of abiotic conditions under which an organism is capable of surviving.  Realized niche- (smaller) range of abiotic and biotic factors under which an organism is capable of surviving.  Population Distributions: o Geographic range- all areas/ lifetime o Abundance- total #/area o Density o Dispersions- spacing : clustered, evenly spaced, random o Dispersal- movement of individuals from one location to another  Habitat corridors- favors the movement of individuals  Patchy- can be a high or low quality environment  Ideal free distribution- equal per capita benefit - 3 Models of Spatial Structure: Subpopulation- larger population is broken up into smaller groups 1. Basic metapopulation- large group of individuals of the same species that have the ability to interact w/ one another 2. Source sink metapopulation- certain high quality and low quality patches that individuals can move to 3. Landscape metapopulation- looks at the movement from high sources to the sink patches. Routes to the new habitat. Chapter 12:  Discrete time model: uses a bin of time (year-annual). What is the change in the # of individuals during that time? -seasonal breeders o n= # of individuals in population  Continuous time model- continuous with time (day-day). Change in the # of individuals over time, no seasonal pattern to reproduction o r= growth rate  Density dependent factor: limit growth due to crowding o Space/shelter o Resources/food o Disease/parasites o Predation  Density independent factors: reduces # of individuals but does not have to do with how many individuals are present. o Temperature o Precipitation o Catastrophic events  Life table: can look at a population by different groups o Nx- # of individuals in each age groups o Sx- survival rate @ each age group o NxSx- # of surviving individuals to the next age group o Bx- # of births (Fecundity) o NxSxBx- # of new offspring produced o Census o Lx- survivorship


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