NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA
14/16 AHMADU BELLO WAY, VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS
SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
MARCH/APRIL 2014 EXAMINATION
COURSE CODE: BIO313
COURSE TITLE: ANIMAL ECOLOGY
TIME ALLOWED: 2HOURS
INSTRUCTION: ANSWER ANY FOUR (4) QUESTIONS
1 a) What is an ecological community?
b) Explain the various relationships influencing the ecological community
2 a) Explain the following terms:-
i) population growth,
ii age distribution and size
b) Describe the growth patterns
c) Briefly explain any two techniques of estimating population size
3 a) Describe and explain the survivorship curves
b) Explain, with examples, the different type of life tables
c) State the significance of life table analysis in animal ecology
4 a) State and explain life expectancy of a hypothetical population
b) Explain the criteria of k-factor analysis.
5 a) State and explain the factors that can affect animal population
b) Explain birth and death rate in animal growth patterns
6 a) Explain the following terms:
iii) Population genetics.
iv) List and explain eight methods used in demographics
7. a) Explain human population control
b) How is it different from animal population control?
c) Explain contributions of ecologists on population control
8 a) List five physical and chemical properties of water.
b)Write a formula for calculating sunlight.
c) Explain the following in territory:
iii Classic territories
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