Name Objectives for Population and Intro Ecology Exam handout



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Objectives for Population and Intro Ecology Exam

List biotic & abiotic/ organic & inorganic examples of natural environments. (



Know ALL vocabulary related to populations from the Population Studies Packet.

Define the following:


population lab handout pgs. 1 - 4.


plot sample census- mark-return-recapture census- true census-

Give the characteristics of the animals that are ideal for each of the following census methods o

True- o

MRR- o


For the following population choose the most appropriate method to determine the population. Choices: true census, plot sample census, mark-return-recapture method. o

Dandelions at Penncrest.. o

Bears in Rocky National Park o

White oak trees in a half of a square mile area o

Squirrels in Ridley Creed State Park.

List and describe all the limiting factors using examples, and how they could affect an organism’s population (

and text 1.1



Give examples of how and why an organism’s population has changed. Understand the concept of carrying capacity and population graphs. Know examples from the notes. (

notes, and text 1.1


Define and provide an example of a habitat.

Be able to describe how populations of certain species have changed due to human influence