Clutch size vs age at first reproduction Two hawk populations (same species different environment) start with

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Clutch size vs. age at first reproduction Two hawk populations (same species, different environment) start with

one individuals each. In one population, reproductive adus must attain two years of age, and their average clutch size is 1.5. In the other population, adus can reproduce the first year, but their average clutch size is only 1. Both species are iteroparous. Assume that all adus of reproductive age reproduce every year, and survive. How many hawks will be in each population after one year? Two years? Three years? Four years? Five years? Cut out hawks to represent each generation of the two populations. After you get tired of cutting out birds (20 or more) make a diagram to represent individuals of the two populations. What conclusion can you make about the relative importance of age of first reproduction vs. clutch size?

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