Variables Within Populations

Variables Within Populations - can maintain with no...

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Variables Within Populations   1. density - number of individuals per unit area     2. dispersion - the way individuals are spaced within their area   a. clumped b. uniform c. random   3. growth rate    a. biotic potential (r) - maximum inherent capacity for an organism to reproduce,  the maximum growth rate, “r-selected species”   b. carrying capacity (K) - the number of members of a population that an area 
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Unformatted text preview: can maintain with no increase or decrease, “K-selected species” 4. limitations of population growth a. density dependent factors - disease, starvation, predation b. density-independent - climate, natural disaster 5. survivorship curves - Types I, II, and III 6. age structure - human population growth...
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