311DCh52 - Ch. 52 pg. 1148-1171 Population ecology study of...

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Ch. 52 pg. 1148-1171 Population ecology – study of populations in relation to the environment, including environmental influences on population density and distribution, age structure, and variations in population size Population – group of individuals of a single species living in the same general area; rely on same resources, influenced by similar factors, and have high likelihood of interacting and breeding with one another Density – number of individuals per unit area of volume Dispersion – pattern of spacing among individuals within the boundaries of the population Mark-recapture method – used to estimate wildlife populations; place traps within boundaries and mark the animals captured with dye; release; retrap and count number of individuals with and without markers Immigration – influx of new individuals from other areas Emigration – movement of individuals out of a population Territoriality – defense of a bounded physical space against encroachment by other individuals Demography – study of the vital statistics of populations and how they change over time Life tables – age specific summaries of the survival pattern of a population
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311DCh52 - Ch. 52 pg. 1148-1171 Population ecology study of...

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