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Science: Section 4.1 Vocabulary
growth pattern where a population grows faster as in it increase in size; graph of a exponentially growing population resembles a J-shaped curve.
number of organisms of one species that an environment can support indefinitely; population below carrying capacity tend to increase; those above carrying capacity tend to decrease.
an organism's pattern of reproduction; may be rapid to slow.
limiting factors such as disease, parasites, or food availability that affect growth or the population.
factor such as temperature, storms, floods, drought, or habitat disruption that affects all populations, regardless of their density.