Ch. 53, 52 study guide - Be able to distinguish among the...

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STUDY GUIDE Campbell 7th and 8th editions BIO 311D CHINNERY CHAPTER 53 8 th edition Important figures: 53.3, 53.4, 53.5, 53.6, 53.8, 53.10, 53.12, 53.13, 53.19, 53.20, 53.22, 53.23, 53.25 CHAPTER 52 7 th edition Important figures: 52.2, 52.3, 52.5, 52.6, 52.7, 52.8, 52.9, 52.10, 52.12, 52.13, 52.15, 52.18, 52.19, 52.20, 52.21, 52.22, 52.23, 52.27 Important terms: population, immigration, emigration, dispersion, life table, survivorship curve, life history, semelparity, iteroparity, exponential population growth model, carrying capacity, logistic population growth model, resource harvesting, density dependent, density independent, population dynamics, ecological footprint. Knowledge goals: What influences a population? Contrast semelparity and iteroparity.
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Unformatted text preview: Be able to distinguish among the three survivorship curves, as well as understanding the graph as a whole. Be able to recognize the two population growth models, and be able to draw the basic curves. What are the differences between the two population growth models? What populations most often fit the exponential growth model? What about the logistic growth model? When is the optimal time to harvest some resources, like fish? What might be the most effective way to harvest lumber? Discuss the trends we see in the human population and how age structure, infant mortality, and life expectancy factor in. Explain the concepts of global carrying capacity and ecological footprint. What is your ecological footprint?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2010 for the course BIOL 50755 taught by Professor Allgeier during the Spring '10 term at University of Texas-Tyler.

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