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Mr. Ken Kunze
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Date Created: 09/17/15
2009 STUDY QUESTIONS 1 lectures 13 De ne population density demography fecundity stage or size structured vs agestructured population 2 To estimate the density of grasshoppers in a eld you perform a markrecapture study On day 1 you capture and mark 100 beetles On day 2 you capture 80 beetles of which 35 are marked a Using the MRR method described in lecture or Sth edition p 122 123 63911 edition p 119 120 what is your estimate of the population size b Do you think this estimate is reliable What are some of the factors that might affect this estimate 3 On certain days every year volunteer birdwatchers travel designated routes and identify and count all of the birds that they either hear or see Concentrating on one species such as the endangered Florida Scrub Jays that live along the Lake Wales Ridge how would you convert these indices of abundance number of birds to densities number per area Identify some of the assumptions you must make to achieve this goal 4 Will adding a postreproductive period to lifespan a period of time after individuals finish reproduction but before they die change R0 the lifetime reproductive output of females Will it change the rate of population growth Explain your answers Human females usually live 3050 years beyond the period in which they can reproduce Why might this extended life span might be adaptive ie Why don t humans just drop dead as soon as they re done reproducing the way most other animals do 5 Consider the following life table for a plant population Age Numbers Average of seeds produced days surviving by individuals of age X to that age X 1x bX 0 seeds 1000 7 0 10 seedlings 400 7 0 20 adults 150 3 30 60 7 5 40 30 7 10 50 0 0 Fill in the values for the 1X column What are the values for R0 and G At what age do these plants reach their highest per capita fertility rate What kind of survivorship curve does this plant have more like a type I II or 111 9579


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