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Unformatted text preview: BS 110 Notes 11-29-2010 Final – chapters 52, 53, 54, 55, and 56 Lecture Material – Vertebrata up through where we end Questions from exams 1,2, and 3 Same legend and the responses will just be rearranged Exponential Population Growth • Population increases in numbers under ideal conditions. Geometric growth rate. Under these conditions, percapita rate of increase is maximum rate for species called rmax (biotic potential) • dN/dt = rmaxN o change in population numbers over a short time period = max per capita rate of increase(N) o size of population increases at a constant rate, resulting in an exponential growth curve • Exponential growth – a larger population accumulates more individuals per unit of time faster than a smaller population. Larger populations experience more births and deaths than smaller populations and this occurs because population growth depends on N and rmax....
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