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Reintroduction of Tule Elk at Point Reyes Seashore National Park in the late 1970s was made as a recovery effort for this species Answer the following questions see the reading on Tule Elk a What led to this effort Wildlife conservationists may have initiated the study to learn more about the elk population s health and behavior to make more informed decisions on the issue of their conservation and management b Which population growth model would the species show from the late 1970s to the start of the 21st century Exponential growth carrying capacity c What population factors would eventually play a role to keep the population below Predation competition disease and human land use d Tule Elk would be categorized as which type selected species Explain why The Tule Elk would be categorized as a K selected species because they produce few offspring with higher survival and reproduction rates e Explain the characteristics of this species Draw the survivorship curve which would best fit the Tule Elk and explain why NOTE insert a picture of your drawing into this document or find an existing survivorship curve and insert with the proper citation The Tule Elk species would be a Type I survivorship curve because the species has high survival rates from birth low mortality rates in early to middle life high mortality rate in late age they exhibit parental care to their young and produce few offspring

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NCSU BIO 181 - Tule Elk Assignment

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