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Asexual reproduction: when one organism is able to make offspring without any other organism providing genetic material.

Population: a particular group, or type of animals or plants living in an area or country... more

Sexual reproduction: when two organisms join their genetic material (often eggs and sperm) to make a new organism.

Learn about population ecology on Lizard Island. Our game on Populations will teach players about how different types of reproduction can affect population sizes.

Lizard Island – Populations: We hear about population problems all the time… human populations are high and certain animal populations are too low. But how does population growth work? Have your calculators handy as you explore the world of populations and find out some of the things that control population size. 

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When you're done, try to find enough resources to mate on Lizard Island - Thermodynamics of Reproduction.

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  • Article: Lizard Island: Population Ecology
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: May 5, 2016
  • Date accessed: November 28, 2020
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Dr. Biology. (2016, May 05). Lizard Island: Population Ecology. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved November 28, 2020 from

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Dr. Biology. "Lizard Island: Population Ecology". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 05 May, 2016.

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