Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Penultimate Assignment #2 - Due Monday April 29th

Module 182 is describes the components of a life history strategy.  In this part of the Penultimate Assessment you need to discuss the life history strategies of your species.

To complete this task you should:
1.      Identify:
a.       The age at first reproduction
b.      Parity
c.       Fecundity
2.      Identify if the reproductive strategy is semelparity or iteroparity and explain why it falls into this classification.

3.      Describe the degree of parental behavior.  If your species does not demonstrate parental behavior explain how a lack of parental behavior could have arisen through evolution.

4.      Classify the species as either an r-strategist or a k-strategist. Explain why your species falls into this category.

5.      Identify and describe at least one trade-off your species reproductive strategies.

Provide an annotated bibliography that summarizes your research on the organism.
Note:   For this class and many scientific publications the American Psychological Association (APA) style of citation is appropriate.  You will find a full description of this style through the Bunn Library website directing you to:

An additional reminder: You must also include in-text citations that accompany your annotated bibliography.  In-text citations should include the author’s last name and date of publication.
1.      Submit your descriptions of adaptations and bibliography to your instructor via Blackboard as a “Turn-It-In” assignment and as a hard copy.

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