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Connecting Concepts: Ecology/Population Dynamics 3: Elephant Population Growth

        

Connecting Concepts: Ecology/Population Dynamics 3: Elephant Population Growth

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Students follow the growth of the Kruger National Park elephant population from 1903-1996. While following the history of the population, students calculate values using the logistic equation. Students will complete a case study in which they: 1) learn the biological and sociopolitical history of the KNP elephants; 2) calculate dN/dt, N, and 1-(N/K) over time; 3) explain how assumptions of logistic growth affect the shape of the curve; and 4) evaluate how well the KNP population fits the... More
Material Type: Case Study
Technical Format: Other
Date Added to MERLOT: April 06, 2005
Date Modified in MERLOT: November 10, 2013
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Send email to cheetham@wisc.edu
Submitter: Michelle Capes

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Primary Audience: College General Ed
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Technical Requirements: Flash Player
Language: English
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Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
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Avatar for Marty Zahn
1 year ago

Marty Zahn (Faculty)

Part three of three parts to an outstanding interactive exercise for students learn about population dynamics. Well written and requires students to figure out the answers. If incorrect answer, takes them back to the basic material. Very well done.

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