This essay focuses on Florida Panther Mortality. Panther Lab As populations rise in a limited habitat range, population density increases. As density increases, what patterns might we expect to see in terms of mortality due to intraspecific aggression.
Firstly, I have attach an example of how the lab report should be complete
Secondly, References must be cite
Thirdly, Click on the https://geodata.myfwc.com/datasets/3aa8eaa2a5ee4ce9912ad4d1edd8f613_7 link
Additionally, Review the Overview tab to get familiar with the website
Lastly, and then click on the “Data” tab to review the data for the assignment.
Firstly, You access this data by filtering the entire data set for two years.
You will see all parameters of the data listed across the top.
Click on the icon next to “Year” to filter the data.
This allows you to select which years you want to review.
Select 2019 and 2020 for this assignment.
The “OBJECTID” should start at 1097 and end at 1125.
Most of the data is from the year 2019.
Review all of the data and collect the following information:
sex, age, cause of death, and year.
Answer the discussion questions.
– Panther Lab As populations rise in a limited habitat range, population density increases.
As density increases, what patterns might we expect to see in terms of mortality due to intraspecific aggression?
What other density dependent and density independent factors may also impact the panther population?
How about competition for other resources?
The roadway bisecting this habitat is a hotspot for collisions.
What measures could be implemented to reduce human related panther mortality?
How much habitat is available to panthers dispersing northward?
What strategies could wildlife organizations take to manage these increasing populations?
What are the limiting factors facing further expansion of the panther populations?
Panthers historically occupied the highest trophic level in the food web of the southeastern United States.
In their absence, non-native predators have move into the open niche, like the coyote.
Do you believe coyotes occupying habitats northward of the panther’s current range would be a significant source of interspecific competition for dispersing panthers?
How does this laboratory exercise fit within the context of our environmental science and sustainability course?