Unit 6.6: "Failing Fishermen": Population Growth and Ecological Interactions
In this unit, students investigate how ecological interactions can cause populations to increase or decline, in order to solve the puzzling problem of sportfish decline in the presence of Bigheaded carp.
Unit Challenge Question: What is the most likely cause of the sportfish decline in the Illinois River?
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