LABORATORY EXERCISE 3: PILLBUG MARK/RELEASE/RECAPTURE
This is a two-week laboratory.
1) Explain why biologists estimate population sizes.
2) List the assumptions and describe the methodology of Mark-Release-Recapture.
3) Explain why knowledge o
LABORATORY EXERCISE 5: Variation within Populations
1. Describe why each of the three conditions is needed for natural selection to occur.
2. Explore how finite population size and fitness differences among phenotypes affect variation.
Postlab Quiz 1
1. When going either north or south from the equator,
a) temperatures will increase and precipitation will decrease
b) temperatures will increase and precipitation will increase
c) temperatures will decrease and precipitation will increase
In lab 5, we studied evolution by looking at the processes leading to modification, the changes in genotypic and phenotypic
frequencies across generations. This lab we will by looking at the patterns of organismal diversity highlighting the ancestordescen
LABORATORY EXERCISE 2: COASTAL SAGE SCRUB PLANT COMMUNITY
A group presentation week 10 will be based in part on data collected in this lab. You may want to bring a camera with you to
document activities to use in your presentation.
1 Learn the