Things to know about Populations

  1. What is a population?
  2. What is a community?
  3. What are the three ways to describe a population?
  4. What are the three ways to describe a population's distribution?
  5. What is a true census?
  6. What is a sample census?
  7. Why do a sample census instead of a true census?
  8. Describe how to do a quadrat sample.
  9. Describe how to do a transect sample.
  10. Describe how to do a mark-recapture sample.
  11. What are the primary factors affecting population size?
  12. What is a simple equation to calculate the intrinsic growth of a population?
  13. Draw a typical predator-prey curve.
  14. What did our predator-prey simulation neglect to include?
  15. What did Malthus say?
  16. What is carrying capacity?
  17. What is the Law of Minimum?
  18. Draw three graphs populations vs. time that describe three conditions of population stability.