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Lesson 4 Biotic Interactions 3.1 Predation. Use a higher textbook (available in M4) or your memory to: 1. Describe a predator prey interaction 2.Describe.

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1 Lesson 4 Biotic Interactions 3.1 Predation

2 Use a higher textbook (available in M4) or your memory to: 1. Describe a predator prey interaction 2.Describe how these interactions have a stabilising effect on diversity 4.Explain density dependent regulation of population sizes. 5.Explain density independent regulation of population sizes. 6.Give an example of use of biological control of pests. 3.Explain what the carrying capacity of a habitat is. What You Should Know

3 Predator-Prey Interactions Predators and prey will show population cycles that are linked. To show a true interaction the following criteria must be met: 1.The predator is totally dependent on the prey for food 2.The prey have an unlimited food source 3.There is no other threat to prey In reality it is almost impossible for these criteria to be met in nature. The closest and most studied example of this is the interaction between Snowshoe Hare and Lynx.

4 Snowshoe Hare and Lynx Produce a report on the interactions between snowshoe hare and lynx. This report must include: 1.Background on the habitat and feeding strategies of the 2 species. 2.An A4 sized graph of the population data (Pg43) 3.Answers to Q5 –Q8 4.Analysis of Paramecium and bacterium interactions from the graph on page 42 (copy of graph not required)

5 Predation promotes natural selection it provides a selective pressure co-evolution of prey and predators Whats so good about predation?

6 What to do (a summary) 1.Working on your own or in groups, plan, write up and carry out the mesh size investigation. This completed write up will be due in the spring. 2.Complete notes on What you should know for Tues Oct 21 st. 3.Report on Snowshow Hare and Lynx due Tuesday Oct 21 st. 4.Prepare for your quiz on Pages on Tuesday Oct 21 st.


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