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Lec_16_S07 - Population Ecology Populations: Demography...

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1 Population Ecology Populations: Demography Growth Populations Dynamics Endangered Species Population • Group of individuals – Exchange genes • Population ecology – How and Why • Demography – What factors determine the size and structure of populations through time
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2 Distribution of individuals in a population How might we obtain these data? Life Tables • Summary of the probability that an individual will survive and reproduce in any given year, over that individual’s lifetime • Survivorship - proportion of offspring that survive to a given age • Fecundity - the number of female offspring produced by each female in the population
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3 Survivorship curves Life History • How an individual allocates resources to growth, reproduction, and activities/structures related to survival
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4 Life History Strategies Role of Life History • How the organism allocates resources to growth, reproduction, and activities related to survival • A trade-off does exist
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5 Population Growth
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