12 terms

Miller & Levine Biology Chapter 5_Mr. Thomas


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population density
number of individuals per unit area
age structure
number of males and females of each age in a population
movement of individuals into an area occupied by an existing population
movement of individuals out of an area
exponential growth
growth pattern in which the individuals in a population reproduce at a constant rate
logistic growth
growth pattern in which a population's growth slows and then stops following a period of exponential growth
carrying capacity
largest number of individuals of a particular species that a particular environment can support
limiting factor
factor that causes population growth to decrease
density-dependent limiting factor
limiting factor that depends on population density
density-independent limiting factor
limiting factor that affects populations in similar ways, regardless of population size and density
the scientific study of human populations
demographic transition
change in a population from high birth rates and death rates to low birth and death rates