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Census data for a gray squirrel population for North Carolina are shown below. Please fill in the table for 1, (a) and (b). Thank you!

NAME: BIOL 563/663 Homework 1 Show all work for partial credit. 1. Census data for a gray squirrel population from North Carolina are shown below a) Calculate the intrinsic rate of increase for this population. Is this population increasing or decreasing in size? b) How much longer would we expect a 3-year-old squirrel in this population to live? Age (x) | # of indivs. 1000 253 116 89 58 2 4 2. I have given you two years of census data for two populations of Centaurea maculosa, spotted knapweed, under two different burn regimes. With sample data provided: a) draw life-cycle graph (with transitions) for both populations b) create transition matrices for both populations. c) create initial population vectors for both populations. d) project population size one year into the future e) what is the transient growth rate of each population? f) is the spring burn effective at reducing population growth?

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