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A population grows when __________ rate exceeds __________ rate.

Birth, death

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A population grows when birth rate __________ death rate.

Exceeds

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__________ __________ study the factors that determine demography, including resources, predators, diseases, and competitors.

Population biologists

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__________ __________ are equations designed to represent real-world processes in simple ways, so that we can better understand the forces that affect real populations.

Population models

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In this lab, you will use the program __________, which is free software for understanding population models.

Populus

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"__________-__________" means that a population grows without regards to its density.

"Density-independent"

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Two model types exist:

Continuous and Discrete

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The __________ model uses calculus to figure population size at instantaneously small time steps.

Continuous

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The __________ model uses simple algebra and waits one time step to figure population size.

Discrete

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What symbol represents discrete models?

Lambda

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What symbol represents continuous models?

R

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Lambda and r both represent:

Growth rate

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Difference between birth rate and death rate.

Intrinsic rate of increase (r)

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The ratio of population size at the end of one time interval to the population size at the end of the previous time interval.

The rate of growth (lambda)

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The population size that can be maintained by given resources.

Carrying capacity