Wolves and Moose of Isle Royale

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Wolves and Moose of Isle Royale: Population Ecology
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1. A.) Name an abiotic limiting factor affecting the moose population on Isle
Royale?
B.) Is this a density-independent factor or a density-dependent factor?
2. A.) Name a biotic limiting factor affecting the moose population on Isle
Royale?
B.) Is this a density-independent factor or a density-dependent factor?
3. What is the relationship called between wolves and moose?
4. What is another term for the wolf that ”moved into the population” from
Canada during 1997?
5. Inbreeding of wolves on Isle Royale is an example of what type of limiting
factor?
6. Which type of growth rate is happening on Isle Royale and why? Logistic or
Exponential?
7. How were the wolves once able to immigrate to Isle Royale in past. Why is
this no longer an option for emigration or immigration?
8. Based on what you know about reproductive strategies, wolves and moose
would most likely be considered __________________ strategists. They
live long lives, have few offspring, and their population is usually controlled
by density-dependent factors.
9. Do you think both the wolves and moose on Isle Royale are now controlled
more by density-dependent factors, density-independent factors, or both?
Explain your ansewer.
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