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BIO 315 Week 2 Individual Assignment Environment, Resources, and Competition

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Resources: University of Phoenix Materials: Temperature and Precipitation, Intraspecific Competition, and Interspecific Competition located on your student website

Imagine you are an ecologist studying ecosystems. In this assignment, you are given a set of data to study.

Review the Temperature and Precipitation data, Intraspecific Competition data, and Interspecific Competition data located on your student website.

Analyze the data provided in three graphs.

Environment, Resources, and CompetitionPresentation:

Prepare a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint®presentationthat answers the following questions:

·What are the major characteristics of the environment of the chosen ecosystem?

·How do these characteristics affect the animals, plants, and their resources living in the environment?

·Review the temperature and precipitation data. From the data, what can you determine about the role of precipitation and temperature in biomes?

·Review the Intraspecific Competition data. How is the predator community affected by low numbers of prey? How do high numbers of predators affect the prey community? What are some possible effects on other species?

·Review the Interspecific Competition data, what behavioral data might be inferred from this graph? What factors might be responsible for the success of the older mothers’ offspring? Propose a scenario that might explain the data recorded. How might interspecific competition affect the reproductive success?

·What implications can you infer from the three graphs about the relationship between plants and animals?

For Online students, these are Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations with notes.

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