BIOL202 - Study Guide - Lecture 2 - Nature of Populations

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STUDY GUIDE - LECTURE 2 THE NATURE OF POPULATIONS Reading: Black/Red Campbell (7 th ed), Chpt 52, pp. 1136-1143, 1150-1152 Green/Black Campbell (6 th ed), Chpt 52, pp. 1151-1158, 1165-1168 Terminology : population demography density vs. abundance dispersion pattern of individuals pre-reproductives vs. reproductives vs. post-reproductives fecundity Questions, etc.: 1. What are the three "patterns of dispersion" that organisms within a population might show? Which is most common? Which is least common? 2. Suggest two environmental circumstances or conditions that might lead an animal species to have a CLUMPED pattern of dispersion pattern. Why might a plant species show this pattern? 3. What might cause animal species to have a UNIFORM dispersion pattern? A plant species? 4. a) What is meant by the "age structure" of a population? b) What age structure is associated with rapid population growth, and why? 5. What basic information does a "survivorship curve" provide us with (i.e.,, what is l x )? 6. If you were given a survivorship curve, how could you tell if was for an animal with small litter sizes and extensive parental care or an animal with large litter size and little or no parental care? 7. What do you suppose a
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course BIOL 201 taught by Professor Mechling during the Spring '07 term at Towson.

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