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Effects of Intraspecific Competition on Plants

This lab exercise examines the effect of density on the survival and growth of plant populations. Students examine a variety of parameters in experimental populations of radish plants grown at different densities. They evaluate their findings against the Law of Final Constant Yield and the Reciprocal Yield Law. This exercise follows the Four Dimensional Ecology Education (4DEE) framework adopted by the Ecological Society of America.
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General Biology Core Concepts
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Keywords change interference competition to intraspecific competition and add plant competition
Key taxa Radish (Raphanus sativus)
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Pedagogical Use Description This exercise is useful in an ecology, population biology, or botany class to show the impact of intraspecific competition on plant populations.
Uniqueness EcoEd DL does not contain this type of exercise in its holdings.
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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
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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 2021-08-18 12:24:00
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  • JJohnston
Date Last Modified 2021-08-18 12:25:13
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