wk 4 population management

Topics: Ecology, Demography, Predation Pages: 6 (334 words) Published: September 2, 2015
Population
Management
Brittney Scarborough
SCI/ 275
February 1, 2015
University of Phoenix

URBANIZATION:

http://thecityfix.com/blog/before-after-new-york-citys-urbanecosystem/

 Large amount of humans in a given area.
 2,500 or more people
 Transformation of residential,
commercial,
industrial and transportation

ADVANTAGES OF
URBANIZATION
 Public

Transportation
 Close to services
 Social Diversity

http://thecityfix.com/files/2013/01/292535433_ca6f50d1

DISADVANTAGES OF
URBANIZATION
 Crime
 Unemployment
 Pollution
 Housing

Problems

ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS:
 Reduction

of urban crawl
 Conservation of resources
 Decline in personal
vehicles

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=benefits of
urbanization

PRAIRIE DOG LAND
MANAGEMENT AND
URBANIZATION
Urban

sprawl

Urbanization

http://images.northrup.org/pi
cture/xl/prairie-dog/blacktailed-prairie-dog-3.jpg

Prairie

dog land
management Gamescape

ECOSYSTEM BALANCE:
 Reduction

Factors

Abiotic:
 Unfavorable Weather
 Lack of Water
 Alteration in Chemical
Environment
 Biotic:
 Predators
 Disease
 Parasites
 Lack of Food
 Lack of Suitable
Habitat


 Growth

Factors

Abiotic:
 Favorable Light,
Temperature, Chemical
Environment
 Biotic:
 High Reproduction
Rates
 Adapt
 Migrate
 Compete
 Hide
 Defend
 Find Food
 Adequate Food Supply


FACTORS OF POPULATION
GROWTH:
 Increasing

Factors:
Birth Rates
Immigration
 Decreasing

Factors:
Death Rates
Emigration

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/03/0
7/article-2289506

POLICY
EXPLORATION
Ranchland

Zoning Reduce, merge, or expand
Prairie dog population control Relocate or introduce natural predator
School Zoning Do nothing, renovate, build
more schools
Promote protected lands or
industrial expansion

FINAL DECISIONS
 Merge

ranch/ prairie dog land
 Introduce natural predator
 Renovate and expand schools
 Promote protected lands

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/th
umb/5/57/Cumulus_Clouds_over_Yellow_Prairie2.jp

SUMMARY
Advantages

and Disadvantages of

Urbanization
Prairie Dog Population Increased
without predators
Sparksville’s Population is
Increasing
Solve Prairie Dog Problem:
 Ranchland merged with Prairie Dog
Land
 Natural Predators Introduced
 Schools expanded
 Promote Protected Land

REFERENCES
The Environmental Benefits of Increasing
Urbanization. (2015). Retrieved from http://
www.carbonomics.net/MCmundi/08who/Issues/iss023.h
tml
 Gamescape_Ep2_01312015_Score_Report_Balancing_Ec
osystems
 Jones & Bartlett. (2015). Environmental Science (9th
Ed.). Retrieved from The University of Phoenix eBook
Collection.
 Murray, J. (2015). Zoning. Retrieved from
http://biztaxlaw.about.com/od/glossaryz/g/zoning.htm
 Urbanization. (2015). In dictionary.com. Retrieved from
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/urbanization?
s=t




References: The Environmental Benefits of Increasing
Urbanization. (2015). Retrieved from http://
 Jones & Bartlett. (2015). Environmental Science (9th
Ed.)
 Murray, J. (2015). Zoning. Retrieved from
http://biztaxlaw.about.com/od/glossaryz/g/zoning.htm
 Urbanization. (2015). In dictionary.com. Retrieved from
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/urbanization?
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