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Population ecology

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The ecological study of the dynamics of populations of a single species.


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Re: Population ecology

If there are barriers the three populations could speciate, but, especially with reptiles and amphibians size is mostly dependent on availability of food. Where food is plentiful and good, size reaches an optimum. Other factors are temperature humidity, and possibly the ability to hide more easily. ...

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by animartco
Sun May 18, 2014 1:13 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Population ecology
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Views: 660

Population ecology

I recently came across a question in an assignment. It states that a species a frog lives on the coast of California and that they range in size based on location. Smaller ones are at the top, middle in the middle and larger on the bottom. What event would most likely lead to the outcome of just sma...

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by Tlaurain
Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:36 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Population ecology
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Views: 660

Re: Why is knowledge on phylogeny important

... spillover" (The transmission of infectious agents from a reservoir population (for example commercial bumble bees) to a sympatric wild population). ... interaction in a certain region. Although this reminds me of my applied ecology course, that introducing replacement species to restore function ...

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by Lucanus cervus
Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:45 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why is knowledge on phylogeny important
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In genetics, the population would be defined as a group of closely related individuals. I don't understand why this is posted in an ecology forum. Do inbreeding/outbreeding mean something slightly different in ecology? So a population ...

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by Crucible
Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:22 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: hybridization
Replies: 5
Views: 3987

hybridization

In genetics, the population would be defined as a group of closely related individuals. I don't understand why this is posted in an ecology forum. Do inbreeding/outbreeding mean something slightly different in ecology?

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by aptitude
Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:55 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: hybridization
Replies: 5
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