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ERIC Number: EJ889706
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1539-2422
Influence of Population Density on Offspring Number and Size in Burying Beetles
Rauter, Claudia M.
Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, v36 n1 p6-11 May 2010
This laboratory exercise investigates the influence of population density on offspring number and size in burying beetles. Students test the theoretical predictions that brood size declines and offspring size increases when competition over resources becomes stronger with increasing population density. Students design the experiment, collect and analyze the data, and discuss the results in the context of adaptive phenotypic plasticity. (Contains 4 figures.)
Association of College and Biology Educators. Web site: http://acube.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A