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problem_set_2_f07 - Problem Set 2 Biocore 301, Fall 2007 15...

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Problem Set 2 Biocore 301, Fall 2007 15 Points, Due in Lecture October 3 1. You are conducting a mark-recapture experiment to estimate the size of the rabbit population in the Biocore Prairie. You use a live trap to capture a group of 55 rabbits and mark each with an orange leg band. Next day, you set your traps again and catch 60 rabbits, 35 of which have the leg band. A. What is your estimate of population size? (Be sure to show your work) B. Name a circumstance under which your estimate overestimates the population size. Explain. C. Name a circumstance under which your estimate underestimates population size. Explain
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2. Continuing the interview started in Worksheet 3, the conservation biologist working on a plan to protect the gray whale ( Eschrichitus robustus ), has a few more questions to test your understanding of the exponential and logistic population growth models. A. What is the difference between r and r max ? B.
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course BIOCORE 301 taught by Professor Howell during the Fall '07 term at Wisconsin.

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