notes_population2 - Notes Populations and Communities The BIG Idea The_Size of a population is affected by living and nonliving factors How is a

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Notes: Populations and Communities The BIG Idea: The __Size__ of a population is affected by living and nonliving factors How is a honeybee colony an example of a population?These honeybees make a group of ____Organism____ of the same species that live in a specific ___Area___. What is population? Demography - the statistical study of ___Populations___, used to make ___Prediction___ about how a population will change. Three Key Features of Populations 1. ___Size of populations___ 2. ___Density of Population___ 3. ___Dispersion_ __ Growth Rate _____Birth Rate _____ – ____Death Rate ____ = growth rate Growth Curves ___Exponential Growth___ – growth pattern in which the individuals in a population reproduce at a constant rate ___Logistic Growth___ – growth pattern in which a population’s growth rate slows or stops following a period of exponential growth Populations are limited by space, food. That limit is called the ___Carrying Capacity___ Exponential Growth – J curve 1
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