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Using Owl Pellet Analysis to Explore Space Use and Productivity

Laboratory exercise to teach undergraduates about factors determining territory size. It begins with dissecting owl pellets and leads students through a series of calculations. A key theme is the ability to make and defend valid estimations.
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Resource Group Animal Behavior Society
Primary or BEN resource type
Discipline Specific Core Concepts
Life science discipline (subject)
Keywords Territoriality, productivity, population growth, Maximum sustainable yield
Key taxa Owls
Intended End User Role
Educational Language
Pedagogical Use Description As inquiry laboratory exercise
Primary Author Controlled Name
Primary Author Affiliation Dept. of Biology, Alverno College
Primary Author email
Submitter Name Rebecca S. Burton
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Rights None
Date Of Record Submission 2014-01-09

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