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Unformatted text preview: JP Seral November 26, 2007 APES 5 th Chapter 9 Terms: • Population Dynamics: Changes that occur in a population in response to environmental stress or changes in environmental conditions. • Biotic Potential: Factors allow a population to increase under ideal conditions, potentially leading to exponential growth. • Environmental Resistance: Affects the young more than the elderly in a population, thereby affecting recruitment (survival to reproductive age). • Carrying Capacity: Maximum number of individuals a habitat can support over a given period of time due to environmental resistance • r-selected species: Are opportunist species, spend most of their time in exponential growth, maximize reproductive life, minimum life, and can gain a foothold in changed environmental conditions. • K-selected species: Competitor species, maintain population at carrying capacity (K), maximize lifespan, thrive best in ecosystems with fairly constant environmental conditions....
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course SCI 101 taught by Professor Camp during the Spring '08 term at Marquette.
- Spring '08
- Population Dynamics