How do scientists count a species' population?

1 Answer
Mar 30, 2017

Counting them in a certain area and multiply that by the total area.


They will count the amount of organisms in a certain known area. For example they count 5 sheep's in #1000m^2#

They are trying to find the amount of sheep's in the whole country, which is #20,000m^2#

Then they just take the average that they counted and multiply it by #20000/1000#.

So in this example the amount of sheep's total would be #5* (20000/1000) = 100#