KS Glossary Terms - Chapter 16 Population

KS Dept of Education - Life Sci Glossary Terms
birth rate
number of organisms born during a given time in a defined area
carrying capacity
the maximum population that can be sustained by the available resources
movement of individuals out of an area
exponential growth
growth in which a population increase by some multiplying factor.
fertility rate
number of offspring per female in a given ti
genetic drift
change in the frequency of alleles in successive generations
movement of individuals into an area
movement of organisms from one area to another usually in response to stimuli
population growth
change in number of a specific species in a particular area when compared over time