Wolves affect ecology
Populations of animals interact: wolves affect deer population, deer affect plant population deer also affect tick population. Predatory birds such as owls affect rodent population and rodent population affects tick population.
Less deer/ less rodents means less Lyme Disease
Climate change also affects population interactions, a later start of winter can lead ticks to kill a moose, even without disease
Population: A group of organisms of the same species living and interacting in a particular area
Ecology: the study of the interactions between organisms, and between organisms and their non-living environment.
Community: interacting populations of different species in a defined habitat
Ecosystem: the living organisms in an area and the nonliving components of the environment with which they interact.
Distribution pattern: the way organisms are distributed in a space. Depends on resources and interactions with other members of the population.
Growth Rate: the difference between the birth rate of a given population and the death rate of a given population, also known as the rate of natural increase.
Exponential Growth: the unrestricted growth of a population increasing at a constant growth rate.
Carrying Capacity: The maximum population size that a given environment or habitat can support given its food supply or other natural resources.
Logistic Growth: A pattern of growth that starts off fast and then levels off as the population reaches the carrying capacity of the environment.
factors that affect population growth
The Fibonacci sequence begins with the numbers 0 and 1. ...
0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144
Fibonacci sequence first appears in the book Liber Abaci (1202) by Leonardo of Pisa, known as Fibonacci.
Fibonacci considers the growth of an idealized (biologically unrealistic) rabbit population, assuming that:
A process or set of rules to be followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations, especially by a computer.
Population Growth Algorithm is a forecasting Algorithm that may be used for predicting the Population Growth
Population Density: the number of organisms per given area.
Density-Dependent Factor: factor whose influence on population size and growth depends on the number and crowding of individuals in the population
(for example, predation)
Density Independent Factor: chance, a factor that can influence a population size and growth regardless of the numbers and crowding within a population (weather)
Biotic Factors: refers to the living components of an environment
Abiotic Factors: refers to nonliving components of an environment