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Unformatted text preview: c. Solutions c.i. Hunger/famine/war/disease c.ii. Moral restraint – strict abstinence until marriage, delayed marriage (can support family) c.iii. Lessen public assistance of the poor since “poor laws create the poor which they maintain” 7. Population Growth a. dN/dt = r(K-N)/K b. K=carrying capacity c. R=Reproductive Rate d. N=population number over time 8. Can we keep feeding the world’s pop? a. We are close – our food supply is fragile b. Ex) 12-15 yrs. To develop new rice. And only 2 generation of insects to attack the new species c. We are still far away from moving genes and instead use “plant condoms” 9. Determine rise/decline in pop. Lecture 2 a. Growth and development b. Reproduction c. Consumption d. Mortality e. Movement...
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- Fall '11
- exponential population growth, Rev. Thomas Malthus, a.i. Ex. silverfish, Lessen public assistance