Unformatted text preview: -Growth of a population (table 49.2)-N t = N R^ g o g = # of generations o generation time is taken using average of all birth ages-the age of first reproduction is extremely important!-Mammals age of maturity (first litter), number of offspring per liter, frequency of breeding (litters per year), longevity period of fecundity -Females are more important than males, esp. in polygynous situations. o Females provide care to the young, determine interval between litters and their size-Survivorship starts at 1, declines to 0-Fecundity number of young alive per individual at each age-N is difficult to calculate- K limits population growth...
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- Spring '08
- Reproduction, #, 2 months, generation time