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**Unformatted text preview: **When food is unlimited, r is at a maximum (r max = a population's INTRINSIC RATE OF INCREASE). Population increase will be EXPONENTIAL (accelerating) and is given by: dN/dt = r max N whereN = population size t = time If resources are limiting, population growth is DENSITY DEPENDENT and follows a LOGISTIC (s-shaped) curve which is given by: dN/dt = r max N(K-N)/K where K = carrying capacity (maximum population size) if N << K, growth will be rapid (exponential) if N = K, growth will stop if N > K, population size will decline Human population growth can be decreased by: 1.Improved contraception 2.Lowering preferred family size 3.Increasing age of first reproduction...

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