Distribution and abundance of species
This is a modelling activity where students use sampling techniques to determine the distribution and abundance of organisms in a simulated habitat. Students will simulate the mark–release–recapture technique (Lincoln Index) for estimating population sizes of mobile species.
Curriculum links include: species, niche, habitat, ecosystem, population, community, abundance, distribution, mark-release-recapture technique, random sampling, systematic sampling, line and belt transects, point and frame quadrats, percentage cover and density
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