Population Ecology study guide

Population Ecology
Define: species, population, metapopulation
Give examples of things that determine different patterns of dispersion]
What are the 4 factors in population dynamics?
Describe the J and S curves. Be able to draw them, label the x and y axes, and say what they mean. What
is r? What is K? What happens when a population reaches K?
What are r and K selection? What traits are maximized in each? Give examples of each.
Contrast density independent and density dependent factors. Which selection type does each favor?