Estimating Population Size Lab Report Can you tell by looking at the meadow how many grasshoppers live in it? 1. List the difficulties you might encounter if you tried to determine the population of grasshoppers by simply examining the meadow. 2. What are some steps you can take to make a more accurate estimate of the population size? Data Table Number of Grasshoppers Collected During Each Capture First Capture Date Second Capture Date
July 19 July 28 Number of Grasshoppers in first capture and marked (M) Total number of grasshoppers in second capture, including gboth Marked and Unmarked (n) Number of marked grasshoppers in second capture (R) Calculate the estimated population using the data you collected. Estimate the population of grasshoppers in one acre of this meadow. Use the Lincoln Index (P=Mn/R), where:
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- Fall '15
- Statistics, SI prefix