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I’m working on a biology multi-part question and need a sample draft to help me learn.

*there is also a graph attached

Trees in the genus Dipterocarpus set seed all together once every several years. Fresh off of their highly successful global lecture circuit on the impact of traffic on the diversity and abundance of pollinators, Ashley & Helayna conducted a massive survey in which they examined both the number of seeds being produced in the population and the population growth of a specialist seed-predator weevil as a function of the seed density.

(a) Using the “Draw” tool in Word or the tool in Pages, draw the percentage of seed consumption as a function of seed density on the graph . What is this life history strategy called?

(b) Sungmin reads a paper by Mark McKone from the early 1980s in which he finds that the New Zealand endemic grass Chionochloa uses high summer temperatures as a cue to flower and set seed AND that this is a very successful life history strategy for defense against predation (as above). Having decided that he just doesn’t like the effects of urbanization on biodiversity, Sungmin travels to the wilds of New Zealand to wear Birkenstocks and repeat this survey. He finds that the grasses are doing very poorly because they set seed nearly every year. Why did McKone find that this is a very good cue in 1980 but Sungmin found that it does not allow for herbivore escape in 2021?

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