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Essay III The population of beetle Species C exhibits an exponential growth. When Species C’s population is plotted against time, their graph of exponential growth rises quickly, almost forming a J-shaped curve. Species C’s exponential growth can be contributed to its high biotic potential, which is the maximum growth rate of a population under ideal conditions, with unlimited resources and without any growth restrictions. There wasn’t any competition for resources in Species C due to the abundance of food and space on the island. The Species C’s population has not reached the island’s carrying capacity, which is the maximum number of individuals of a population that can be sustained by a particular habitat. There were also no predators to keep Species C’s population under control because almost all the individuals survive to reproduce. The introduction of Species C has seemingly no effect on Species A because after Species C has been introduced to the island, Species A’s population remained
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This note was uploaded on 03/03/2010 for the course AP BIO AP BIO taught by Professor Apbioteacher during the Spring '09 term at École Normale Supérieure.

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