5.I measure the use of nuts, trees and nesting
materials by two species of squirrel and find some strong overlaps in the uses
of nesting materials in particular. Is
it safe to conclude that these two species are competitors? Why or why not?
b.Assuming that the two species of squirrel in the
example above really are competing, what might you predict about the types of
nesting materials selected by each over time?
Based on the finding that is mentioned, I would conclude that the two species of squirrels are competing for the following factors.Being able to observe two species of squirrels in a general location we can see that both within the same habitat indicates close proximity, overlapping territories, therefore, consuming the same diet. Based on this observation and the findings wihtin the nestting material, a high probability can be claimed that both squirells are competing within the same general location.
Apr 14th, 2015
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