Date| September 2, 2012|
Use this document to report your findings from the PopEcoLab Exploration Experiment. The lab report consists of three sections: Data, Exploration, and Lab Summary. * Data: copy any data, graphs, charts, or notes that you have saved in your PopEcoLab online notebook into this section. * Exploration: Answer the questions. The questions in the Exploration section are the same questions in your PopEcoLab instructions. * Lab Summary: Write a 100- to 200-word summary.
To copy your data from your online notebook into this section, click on Export Data and then copy and paste your data into this section. You must disable your pop-up blocker before exporting. Identify each set of data with a title.
Answer the following questions in fewer than 100 words:
Activity 1: Carrying Capacity
1. What did you observe for the carrying capacity of each species? Both species were able to adapt to the food sources available and maintain their population. Activity 2: Increased Insect Consumption of Brown Sparrow
1. What happened to the density of the two sparrows?
When the brown sparrow was consuming 0.50 of the insects along with the seeds the species each held the populations.
2. What is the point at which one of the two species goes extinct? When I increased the insect consumption to 1.50 by the brown sparrow the blue sparrow went extinct. Activity 3: Increased Insect Consumption of Blue Sparrow
1. What happened to the density of the two sparrows? Is that what you expected? Explain your results. I increased the seed consumption of the blue sparrow to 0.50 and the brown sparrow’s population grew and then held steady. The blue sparrow population did not increase as much as the brown sparrow, but it did increase and then held steady. This is what I expected to...