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Chapter 54: Population Ecology (Lecture Notes)

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Biological Sciences
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Kamini Persaud

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Chapter 54: Population Ecology Mar 292011 How do ecologists study populations? Population: all the individuals of a species in an area Population structure: age distribution of individuals, and how they spread over the environment Density influences how individuals interact Demographic events: births, deaths, emigration, immigration, These events create population dynamicsstudy of demography Tracking individuals: Individuals are often tagged and marked marking recapture method Tracking devicescomputer chips that are embedded in an animal for real time results (heartbeat, temperature, etc.) Molecular markersreflect the latitude and longitude of mi
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