PopEcoLab

Students investigate principles of population ecology by manipulating various attributes of three bird species: two competing sparrows and a hawk predator. Users can vary initial population numbers, clutch size, life span, competition coefficients, predation rates and resource availability. This lab can be used to investigate ecological principles such as carrying capacity, extinction, overpopulation, competitive coexistence, competitive exclusion, predator-prey cycles, and predator-mediated coexistence.

Discipline: physiology
Topic: cardiac physiology and homeostasis
Product: Biology Labs On-Line
Vendor: Pearson Higher Education
Cost: $7.00 per year, site licensing available (ordering information)
Technical requirements: Java
Accessibility info: Pearson Accessibility Statement
Link to Lab: screen image tour
Reviews: none
MERLOT Resources: personal collections
Instructional materials: instructor and lab manuals available online from vendor
Description: Series of interactive, inquiry-based simulations and exercises designed for college level biology students.
Case studies: none available
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