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Unformatted text preview: Forging in lizards, in relation to head length Head length is independent of body size? Head is indicative of body length, bigger bodies bigger head Bird forging for pray Available pray Selected pray (preference) Don’t get the smallest, don’t get the biggest, get one around the middle because the can process it faster (handling time) Hunger is also a factor in selection/preference What happens to the energy an organism takes in Allocates a certain amount of energy, Reproductive effort- percent of energy capture by photosynthesis that goes into reproduction In succession, seeds are much bigger at the climax than at earlier stages because seeds grow with maternal provision and can stay alive longer. Seeds can grow bigger in the shade of the plants created during succession. Survival under shade. Large seed is an adaptation to forest, need large seeds to survive....
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course BIO 311D taught by Professor Reichler during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas.
- Fall '08