Laboratory 2: Population Biology and Ecological Footprint

Laboratory 2: Population Biology and Ecological Footprint
This week you will complete two laboratory exercises and combine the assignments in one Word document to submit to your instructor through this assignment link. This assignment should not be emailed to your instructor.
  1. Complete the Population Biology Lab found at: This lab gives you the opportunity to explore the affects of competition on population growth. (You will need to cut and paste the journal questions and responses from the journal pop-up box into a Word document so that you can submit the assignment to the dropbox.) Do NOT email the journal questions to your instructor through the website above.
  2. Calculate your personal Ecological Footprint at Carbon Footprint Calculator - What's My Carbon Footprint? Save your results as a Word document.
  3. When you have finished the Population Biology journal questions and calculated your Ecological Footprint, submit them in one Word document to your instructor through the dropbox.
1) Make a hypothesis about how you think the two species of Paramecium will grow alone and how they will grow when they are grown together.
Each paramecium growing on its own will be able to grow and flourish because there is nothing stopping it or competing with it. It will be able to grow to its full capacity.
When there are both parameciums growing together; one paramecium, the stronger of the two, is going to grow faster and larger than the other. This will cause the weaker of the tow to stop growing. As time goes on the stronger paramecium will eventually take over, and the weaker paramecium will disappear.

2) Explain how you tested your hypothesis.
I filled on test tube with the Caudatum paramecium, another test tube with Aurelia paramecium, and the 3rd test tube contained both parameciums. Each test tube was tested every 2 days by using wet mount slides.
Day 0:
Tube 1, 2, and 3 remained...