New Population Lab Exercise

# New Population Lab Exercise - QUESTIONS TO ANSWER Please...

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QUESTIONS TO ANSWER Please remember to include internal citations and a bibliography for all information you use. 1. Mark-Recapture - The computed value for your population size is only an estimate of the actual population size. You will need to calculate a range, between which the true population has a certain probability of lying. Therefore calculate the 95% confidence interval for your population estimate. Use the following formula: 95% confidence limits = p ± 1.96√( pq /T) Where: p = fraction of marked animals in recapture sample ( P / T ) q = fraction of unmarked animals in recapture sample [( T - P )/ T ] T = total number in recapture sample. The upper and lower values (from the ± in the equation) of p , obtained from the above equation, should then be substituted in the formula used to estimate population size ( N = M / p ), giving values constituting the confidence limits for the original population estimate. Show your work and neatly provide your original estimate for the population size and possible range. ( 10 points ) P = 18 M = 38 T = 55 p = 0.32727

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