Lab Final

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  1. uses of population ecology
    •    How do populations interact with ecosystem?•    Carrying capacity (k), recruitment, etc.•    Conservation•    Are there enough surviving?•    Inter-population comparison•    Ecosystem/community health•    Epidemics•    Tracking diseases/outbreaks
  2. cohort•   
    Tagging following a single cohort (same spawning/year class) until death
  3. niche specialization
    More specialized niche=less overlap=more competition-
  4. -what is a niche (niche concepts)
    term describing the way of life of a species. Each species is thought to have a separate, unique niche.
  5. define taxonomy and why it is important
    Classification of organisms based on morphometrics, genetics, and ancestry
  6. types of plants
    Graminoids (grasses)    Herbaceous (forbs)     Woody (trees, shrubs)
  7. proximate vs. ultimate questions   
    • Proximate: What?•    What triggers the behavior?•    How does the behavior manifest physically?   
    • Ultimate: Why?•    Is there a reproductive or survival advantage to the behavior?
  8. sexual dimorphism
    • Difference in morphological characters between
    • sexes

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