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plugin-Earth_122_Ch04_notes - 1/13/2009 1 Introduction to...

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Unformatted text preview: 1/13/2009 1 Introduction to Environmental Science Introduction to Environmental Science: 4. The Dynamics of Populations Earth 122 Earth 122 Prof. Walter A. Illman The Dynamics of Population Before 2050, 80 percent of the (world) population will be projected to have below replacement fertility. The Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (2002) 1/13/2009 2 Objectives Appreciate the potential of exponential growth. Draw a diagram of J and S curves and explain what they mean. Explain who Thomas Malthus was and what he said about population growth he said about population growth. Describe environmental resistance and discuss how it can lead to logistic or stable growth. Objectives Define fecundity , fertility , birth rates , life expectanc death rate and survivorship expectancy , death rates , and survivorship . Compare and contrast density dependent and density independent population processes. Trace the history of human population growth. Summarize Malthusian and Marxist theories of limits to growth as well as why technological optimists and supporters of social justice oppose these theories. 1/13/2009 3 Objectives Explain the process of demographic transition and why it produces a temporary population and why it produces a temporary population surge. Understand how changes in life expectancy, infant mortality, womens literacy, standards of living, and democracy affect population changes changes. Evaluate pressure for and against family planning in traditional and modern societies. Outline Dynamics of Population Growth Factors that increase or decrease Population Factors that increase or decrease Populations Factors that regulate Population Growth Limits to Growth: Some Opposing Views Human Demography Population Growth: Opposing Factors Demographic Transition Family Planning and Fertility Control The Future of Human Populations 1/13/2009 4 DYNAMICS OF POPULATION GROWTH Exponential Growth Growth at a constant...
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This note was uploaded on 10/31/2011 for the course EARTH 122 taught by Professor Calia during the Spring '08 term at Waterloo.

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plugin-Earth_122_Ch04_notes - 1/13/2009 1 Introduction to...

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