lecture33F06 - Demography and Life History By the end of...

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Demography and Life History By the end of this lecture you should be able to… Discuss the major factors that determine the rate of change in population size. Concepts and terms: birth rate, death rate, age structure Discuss the relationship between the age structure of a population and its growth rate. Discuss the significance of different survivorship curves. Describe a static life table and the concept of life history Contrast different life history strategies. Present a hypothesis for how different life history strategies evolved. Concepts and terms: r selected, K selected Assigned reading: Chapter 52
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Additions occur through birth, and subtractions occur through death. Demography studies the vital statistics that affect population size. Life tables and survivorship curves. A life table is an age-specific summary of the survival pattern of a population. Demography is the study of factors that affect the growth and decline of populations
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Factors that control population size Birth Rate Death Rate Environmental Factors Population Size Age structure
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course IB 201 taught by Professor Hughes/berlocher during the Spring '07 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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