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Population Density The number of organisms per unit area

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Which has a higher population size? 1. United States 2. New York City 0 of 5

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Which has a higher population density? 1. United States 2. New York City 0 of 5

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3 Types of Dispersion Draw Each 1. Uniform 2. Clumped 3. Random

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3 Types of Dispersion 1) Uniform 2) Clumped 3) Random Ex: ______ __________________

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Type of dispersion: White-Tailed Deer 1. Uniform 2. Clumped 3. Random 0 of 5

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Type of dispersion: Black Bear 1. Uniform 2. Clumped 3. Random 0 of 5

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Type of dispersion: Bison 1. Uniform 2. Clumped 3. Random 0 of 5

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Type of dispersion: Mountain Lion 1. Uniform 2. Clumped 3. Random 0 of 5

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Type of dispersion: Seeds dispersed by wind 1. Uniform 2. Clumped 3. Random 0 of 5

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Type of dispersion: Caribou 1. Uniform 2. Clumped 3. Random 0 of 5

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Limiting Factors Items that influence population growth “Limit” growth

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1. Density-dependent limiting factors “Depends” on “density” a) Affect large, dense populations more than smaller, less- crowded populations

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Density-dependent limiting factors i. Predation: Fig. 5-7 Wolves & Moose on Isle Royale

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Predator - Prey

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Which increases first? 1. Predator 2. Prey 0 of 5

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Density-dependent limiting factors ii. Disease & Parasites: Easily spread in large, dense populations

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Density-dependent limiting factors iii. Competition: Fig. 5-5 - Compete for available resources Food, water, space

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iv. Crowding & Stress: The higher population density, the more crowding and stress on individual organisms

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2. Density-independent factors a) The density of the population DOES NOT MATTER b) It doesn’t matter if the population is 5 or 5,000, they will be affected

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Density-independent factors i. Hot/Cold Weather ii. Fires iii. Floods/Hurricanes/Tornadoes iv. Human Activities – toxic waste spills, pesticides, deforestation

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Population Growth Rate How fast a population grows It depends on 4 major factors

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Population Growth Rate a) Natality = birthrate “neonatal intensive care” – newborns/preemies b) Mortality = death rate

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Population Growth Rate c) Emigration – “exit” or leaving population d) Immigration – “in” or moving into a population

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Population Growth Rate Population growth = Natality – Mortality + Immigration - Emigration

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If natality is 10, mortality is 6, immigration is 3, and emigration is 2……the net effect on the population is… 1. + 21 2. - 3 3. + 3 4. + 5 0 of 5

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If the original population consisted of 10 individuals, what is the new population size? 1. 10 2. 20 3. 15 4. 5 0 of 5

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If birth rate > death rate 1. The population will increase 2. The population will stay the same 3. The population will decrease 0 of 5

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If birth rate < death rate 1. The population will increase 2. The population will stay the same 3. The population will decrease 0 of 5

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1. Exponential Growth (J–shaped Curve) a) If ideal conditions continue, the population will continue to grow rapidly b) Doubling and re-doubling a) 1, 2, 3, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128…….. c) Does NOT last long in nature – WHY?

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Exponential Growth (J–shaped curve) d) This is current human population growth worldwide How long can it last? Discuss

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Exponential Growth e) Draw graph

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2. Boom and Bust a) As ideal conditions continue, population grows exponentially until it reaches a “peak” size (boom) and then crashes (bust) b) Ex: Rabbit population

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Boom and Bust c) Draw graphs

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Yeast Population Growth

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3. Logistic Growth (S-shaped curve) a) Exponential growth at first, eventually the population size levels off as the growth rate slows down b) Carrying capacity: Largest number of individuals that the environment can support

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Logistic Growth c) Draw graph

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Logistic Growth (S-shaped curve) d) Things that prevent the population from getting too big: Lack of food or water Home/shelter availability

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Which of the following are NOT true about exponential growth? 1. It occurs at the beginning of logistic growth curves 2. It shows an S-shaped growth curve 3. It occurs only if ideal conditions exist 4. Populations have unlimited resources 0 of 5

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Reproductive Patterns r-strategy: rate strategy Generally are small Short life spans Produce many offspring rat, fruit fly, locusts

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Reproductive Patterns k-strategy: carrying capacity strategy Larger organisms, long life span Produces few offspring –better chance of survival Take care of the offspring, usually for a long time Kangaroo, elephant

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Reproductive Pattern: Rabbits & Dolphins 0 of 5 1. Both r-strategists 2. Both k-strategists 3. r-strategist & k- strategist 4. k-strategist & r- strategist

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Demography The study of human population size, density, distribution, movement, and birth and death rates

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Demographic Transition A change in a population from high birth and death rates to low birth and death rates

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Demographic Transition Stage 1: birth rate & death rate Stage 2: birth rate & death rate Stage 3: birth rate & death rate Stage 4: birth rate & death rate Discuss & answer questions on Notes handout

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Zero Population Growth Birth rate = Death rate

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Age-Structure Diagram # of males & females in 3 age groups: Pre-reproductive stage Reproductive stage Post-reproductive stage

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Age-Structure Diagrams Fig. 5-13 – predict future population sizes… Pyramid shaped (pre-reproductive larger) Every age group about the same Smaller at the bottom (pre-reproductive #’s smaller)

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Predict future population sizes: Pyramid shaped (pre-reproductive larger) 1. Population will increase 2. Population will stay the same 3. Population will decrease 0 of 5

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Predict future population sizes: Every age group about the same size 1. Population will increase 2. Population will stay the same 3. Population will decrease 0 of 5

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Predict future population sizes: Smaller at the bottom (pre-reproductive smaller) 1. Population will increase 2. Population will stay the same 3. Population will decrease 0 of 5

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Education & Demographic Transition 1. What does the first graph tell us? 2. What does the second graph tell us? 3. What is a key factor in reducing the overall worldwide population growth?

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