Population Ecology in Swirl: Estimating Population Sizes
Author(s): Mary E McWhirt, Emily Weigel1
Georgia Institute of Technology
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The students will learn to estimate population sizes and consider assumptions of mathematical models and their applicability to the ecology of an organism/population
- Population_Ecology.swc(SWC | 7 KB)
- Population Ecology Lesson Plan.docx(DOCX | 18 KB)
- Population Ecology_ppt.pptx(PPTX | 4 MB)
- Population Ecology_Worksheet.docx(DOCX | 57 KB)
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This lesson centers around estimating population sizes, in particular, different mark-recapture calculations and their associated assumptions. The students will complete a lesson in R to practice the basics of using R for calculations and to review mark-recapture equations. They will apply the methodology outlined in this swirl lesson to measuring the sizes of unknown populations.
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- Mary E McWhirt, Emily Weigel (2020). Population Ecology in Swirl: Estimating Population Sizes. Make Teaching with R in Undergraduate Biology Less Excruciating, (Version 2.0). QUBES Educational Resources. doi:10.25334/ABP7-GA97
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