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a group of organisms, all of the same species, which interbreed and live in the same place at the same time
An environmental factor that causes a population to stop growing or decrease in size.
Largest number of individuals of a population that a environment can support
A species that comes in and takes over, and destroys the ecosystem
Number of individuals per unit area.
Density-dependent limiting factor
environmental resistance that affects a population that has become overly crowded
Density-independent limiting factor
Limiting factors that affect populations in similat ways, regardless of size
Movement of individuals out of a population
Moving into a population
Example of density-dependent limiting factors
competition, predation, parasitism/disease
Example of density-independent limiting factors
natural disasters, climate change, pollution
Offspring that are completely dependent on parental care
hatched or born in an advanced state and able to feed itself almost immediately.
r reproductive strategy
Opportunistic population that produces many small young with little to no parenting, rapid maturation, fast reproduction and high death rate.
K reproductive strategy
Not a lot of young in a short period of time, a lot of parental care. Low death rate and most offspring survive long enough to reproduce successfully.
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