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Name Logan MonteithPeriod 3RDDate 3/1/16Limiting Factors LabBackground:In nature, a population of species depends on itslimiting factors. Limiting factorsare things that can affect an animal’s population.Limiting factors can bebiotic(living) andabiotic(nonliving).Common limiting factors are food and habitat. In this lab you will look at thelimiting factors found in the Cedar Glade (Wilson County, Tennessee) ecosystem, and theirimpact (affect) on population growth.Objectives:Define “limiting factors.”Recognize that some fluctuations in wildlife populations are natural as ecologicalsystems undergo constant change.Graphing the data collected to show how population size differs over time and withchanges in the environment.Problem:How will the owl and mice population size be affected by limiting factors?Hypothesis:Predict how limiting factors will affect the owl and mice population size of WilsonCounty, Tennessee.Your hypothesis should be written in the form of an “if…, then…because”statement.If the owls and the mice interacted in an ecosystem then the owls might gain attraction for themice and start creating a half breed of mice-owls.Materials:Bag of beansTwo pipe cleaners bent in a 5 x 5 cm squares to represent the owlsMasking tapeMeter stickDirections:1.

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