Tag: competitive

  • Niche Partitioning – Gorongosa Phenomenon

    Niche Partitioning – Gorongosa Phenomenon

    In order to convert my lectures to phenomenon-based lessons, I started the community interaction chapter with a mini-case about how animals on the savanna share one resource, grasses.   The idea is that students would slowly build their understanding of how energy transfers through ecosystems and how populations within an area are limited by those resources. …

  • Population Biology with Paramecium

    Population Biology with Paramecium

    Activity illustrates the competitive exclusion principle by showing students how each population behaves when grown alone or when mixed together.