Wildlife Test Review population growth rates
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Why is the intrinsic rate of increase useful?
predict results from management activity
hypothesize dynamics of a population
test hypothesis about population dynamics
What are finite rates?
simple expressions of observed values
based on years
What are instantaneous rates?
time base is very short rather than terms of a month or a year
more realistic to use
What will any population have?
mean longevity or survival rate
mean birth rate
mean growth rate of individuals
What is the intrinsic rate of increase?
exponential rate of increase for a population with a stable age distribution and no resources are lacking
provides a baseline
r
_{m}
What influences the intrinsic rate of increase?
age distribution
If the number surviving and the number dying are fixed...
each part of the population increases at the same rate.
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Wildlife Test Review population growth rates
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2014-02-13 14:36:00
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WLDM test 1, section 7
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