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2.02 limiting factors Page 1 What are the different types of limiting factors found in nature? Limiting factors are the living and nonliving things in an ecosystem that prevent a population from growing beyond a certain size. Some examples are living space, available mates, nesting sites, food supply, predators, disease, sunlight, water, and shelter. How do limiting factors impact different organisms? In the natural world, limiting factors like the availability of food, water, shelter and space can change animal and plant populations. Other limiting factors , like competition for resources, predation and disease can also impact populations. ... Sometimes a population will grow too large for the environment to support. How can scientists investigate the impact of limiting factors on a population? When scientists want to see how different limiting factors affect native populations in an ecosystem, they may use scientific inquiry. Two examples of scientific inquiry include scientific experiments and observational studies.
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  • Summer '18
  • David Hackett
  • Biology

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