Population_Biology_Concepts

Population_Biology_Concepts - A Population Biology Concepts...

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A Population Biology Concepts a. population ecology, carrying capacity, reproductive strategies, survivorship B Human Population a. Human population dynamics b. Population size c. Impacts of population growth
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It is the study of the dynamics of species’ populations and how they interact with the environment. Population Viability Analysis (PVA) Allows ecologists to predict long-term probability of a species persisting in a given habitat. Viability means the “capacity for survival”
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Decrease (-) Viability Favorable Environmental Conditions Unfavorable Environmental Conditions High Birthrate Low Birthrate Generalized Niche Specialized Niche Satisfactory Habitat Unsatisfactory or Impacted Habitat Few Competitors Too Many Competitors Suitable Predatory Defense Mechanisms Unsuitable Defense Mechanisms Adequate Disease Resistance Little or No Disease Defense Able to Migrate Unable to Migrate Flexible (Adaptable) Inflexible (Unable to Adapt) Sufficient Food Supply Deficient Food Supply
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2010 for the course ENGR 514 taught by Professor Snitter during the Fall '10 term at Oregon Tech.

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