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4DEE Activity - Estimation of Animal Population Size

This activity is a lab exercise that teaches students how to estimate animal population size. It covers two main techniques: Mark and Recapture (MR) and Capture Per Unit Effort (C/UE). The MR methods include the Lincoln-Petersen and the Schumacher-Eschmeyer approaches. Three approaches for the C/UE method are also included. This exercise is aligned with the Ecological Society of America's Four Dimensional Ecology Education (4DEE) framework.
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General Biology Core Concepts
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General Biology Competencies
Life science discipline (subject)
Keywords estimating animal population size Mark-recapture Capture-per-unit-effort
Key taxa mealworm (Tenebrio molitor)
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Pedagogical Use Description This exercise is intended to be used in the population portion of a general ecology or population biology course that has a laboratory component.
Uniqueness This activity contains more approaches to estimating animal population size than one or two other resources in EcoEd DL. It is also framed to fit with 4DEE.
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Full Name of Primary Author Kenneth M. Klemow
Primary Author Affiliation Biology Department
Wilkes University
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766
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  • kklemow
Submitter Name Kenneth Klemow
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Rights May be used with attribution.
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Drought and Water Ecosystem Services Collection Off
Conservation Targets Under Global Change Collection Off
Big Data Collection Off
Editors Choice No
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Date Of Record Submission 0000-00-00
I Agree to EcoEdDL's Copyright Policy & Terms of Use Yes
Date Of Record Release 2021-08-19 07:12:50
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  • tmourad
Date Last Modified 2021-09-09 17:31:43
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