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SPEED ROUND! Teams are you ready? WHAT ARE THE 6 TYPES OF ECOLOGICAL STUDY? • Organismal, population, community, ecosystem, landscape and global LOW JUVENILE MORTALITY IS WHAT KIND OF SURVIVORSHIP? • Type 1 • Example: elephants! WHAT TYPE OF POPULATION GROWTH IS DENSITY-INDEPENDENT? • Exponential • Logistic is density-dependent MAXIMUM GROWTH RATE IS INFLUENCED BY WHAT CONDITIONS? • Age of reproduction • Number of young per reproductive effort • Time between production of young • Survival of young WHAT IS THE LOGISTIC GROWTH EQUATION? • N/t rmaxN((K – N)/K) • What kind of curve do we see with this? • S curve WHAT FACTORS COULD LIMIT THE POPULATION GROWTH OF HUMANS? • Food • Space • Nonrenewable resources WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF A COMMUNITY? • An assemblage of all species in an area that live close enough to one another to interact WHAT IS SPECIES RICHNESS? • total number of species, regardless of abundance WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REALIZED NICHE AND FUNDAMENTAL NICHE? • Fundamental niches have resources that the species need or can tolerate in an absence of species interactions, whereas the realized niche is in the presence of species interactions