Population Ecology (Bio 21/51/120) - Analytical Exercises
1. Estimating demographic consequences of environmental effects on growth, survival, and fecundity. Exercise 1.
6. Developing a matrix model de novo. Sensitivity analysese: evaluating demographic consequences of ecological scenarios relevant to a population of your choice. Worksheet.
7. Comparing the characteristics of populations
dominated by simple endogenous dynamics (e.g., linear density-dependence),
more complex endogenous dynamics (e.g., damped oscillations, cycles,
and chaos produced by nonlinearities and delays in density-dependence),
and stochastic exogenous forces (e.g., climatic variation).
9. Developing a research proposal to guide the conservation of an endangered population. Request for proposal (RFP).
10. Student initiated modeling project.