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Discussion Questions In Week One you read about basic concepts in understanding the growth of species (review section 3.3, pages 60 - 64 in your Cunningham text). Now let's turn our discussion to human population. Review the j-shaped growth curve (figure 4.3, page 77 in your Cunningham text). Why does it appear that the human population does not follow the logistic growth curve that most other populations or organisms follow? In your opinion, what is the best way to deal with human population growth? Be sure to cite your sources including your text using APA style and respond to at least two of your classmates' postings. - J-shaped growth curve is a curve on a graph that records the situation in which, in a new environment, the population density of an organism increases rapidly in an exponential or logarithmic form, but then stops abruptly as environmental resistance (e.g. seasonality) or some other factor (e.g. the end of the breeding phase) suddenly becomes effective. The actual rate of population change depends on the biotic potential and the population size. Unlike other species that have limiting factors such as food availability, predators, space
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This note was uploaded on 06/01/2011 for the course HIST 204 taught by Professor Roff during the Spring '11 term at Ashford University.

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