Lab 9 Pre-lab

Lab 9 Pre-lab - What’s the difference between species...

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Biology 265L Pre-Lab Assignment For: Lab 9: Community Measures Please answer the following questions. Keep answers brief & to the point—most should only need about 2 sentences. DO NOT copy answers verbatim from the lab manual . The goal of these assignments is to make sure you’ve read through and thought about the lab before coming to class. (Ask your TA for tips on answering questions as well as what criteria will be used to grade your responses.) 1. What’s the difference between a population, a community, and an ecosystem? 2.
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Unformatted text preview: What’s the difference between species richness and species diversity? 3. How do the Simpson’s Index and the Shannon Index differ in how they measure diversity? 4. When will measures of species evenness be at their maximum value? 5. What abiotic factors will we be examining in Lab Exercise #2? (HINT: they’re from Labs 5 & 8 and there are at least 5 abiotic factors.) To what characteristic of the plant communities will we be comparing these abiotic factors, and what kind of statistical analyses will we be using?...
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This homework help was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course BIO 265L taught by Professor Fukami during the Fall '07 term at Hawaii.

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