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Answers to study questions Lecture 7, Life tables: survival and reproduction 1. You census a population each year during the spring, and consistently count approximately 1,000 individuals. Then, one year the census reveals that the population has doubled to reach 2,000 individuals. What could have explained the change? a. an increase in the birth rate of the population b. a decrease in the mortality rate within the population c. an increase in immigration to the population d. a decrease in emigration from the population e. All of the above could be true Answer: e 2. You decide to go to graduate school to develop a deeper understanding of the reproductive ecology of a perennial flowering plant, Erigeron glaucus . And, you are very patient: you study a cohort of plants growing near the California coast, and each year for 9 years you quantify the number of plants that survive to reach the next year and the rate of reproduction (number of seeds produced). The data are shown below
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2011 for the course BIS 2B taught by Professor Strong during the Winter '08 term at UC Davis.

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