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Student Name _______________________ Period ____ LAB: Estimating Population Size Can you tell by looking at the meadow how many grasshoppers live the difficulties you might encounter if you tried to determine the POI grasshoppers by simply examining the meadow. What are some take to make a more accurate estimate of the population size?Table 1. Number of Grasshoppers Collected During Each CaptureFirst Capture Date: July 19Second CaptureDate: July 26Number of Grasshoppers in First Capture and Marked (M)Total Number of Grasshoppers in Second Capture, including both 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 P = estimated population M = number of grasshoppers in initial capture and marked n = total number of grasshoppers in second capture, including marked and unmarked R = number of marked grasshoppers in second capture
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