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chapter 5: populations

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exponential growth
the larger the population gets, the faster it grows
factors that affect changes in population
birthrate, death rate, and the rate at which individuals leave or enter a population
logistic growth
when a populations growth slows and then stops, following a period of exponential growth
limiting factor
a factor that controls the growth of a population
density-dependent factors
competition, predation, herbivory, parasitism, disease, and stress from overcrowding
density-independent factors
natural disasters
demography
the scientific study of human populations