Populations Transition Between Growth and Stability

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Populations Transition Between Growth and Stability Limits on population growth can include food supply, space, and complex interactions with other physical and biological factors (including other species). After an initial period of exponential growth, a population will encounter a limiting factor that will cause the exponential growth to stop. The population enters a slower growth phase and may eventually stabilize at a fairly constant population size within some range of fluctuation. This model fits the logistic growth model . The carrying capacity is the point where population size levels off. Population Decline and Extinction Extinction is the elimination of all individuals in a group. Local extinction is the loss of all individuals in a population.Species extinction occurs when all members of a species and its component populations go extinct. Scientists estimate that 99% of all species that ever existed are now extinct. The ultimate cause of decline and extinction is environmental change. Changes in one of the physical factors of the environment
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