Read the original scientific study below and in your own words (2-3 paragraphs) summarize the experimental design and conclusions found in this article. In your opinion, what information in the article would be beneficial to include in the text? What would you add to the text or change?
Lively, C. (1986). Competition, comparative life histories, and maintenance of shell dimorphism in a barnacle. Ecology, 67(4), 858-864
In addition, choose at least three meaningful vocabulary words and, using college resources, find the definitions and then, in your own words, define them clearly, explain how the word or phrase is used in the article, and what it means in that context. Be sure to properly cite your source material.
An example of how to build a scientific glossary:
Life history: This is a very important phrase from the article. Life history refers to all the changes and activities that occur throughout an organism’s lifespan. The author is looking at two key aspects of “life history” (how fast an organism grows and how well it reproduces) to help explain the “trade-offs” that any one adaptation may involve. Gale Encyclopedia of Science. K. Lee Lerner and Brenda Lerner, Eds. 3rd ed. Detroit: Gale, 2004. 4495 pp. 6 vols.