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12.5: Limiting Factors to Population Growth

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carrying capacity

Maximum population size that can be supported in a particular area without destroying the habitat.

exponential growth

Pattern of population growth in which a population starts out growing slowly but grows faster as the population size increases.

limiting factor

Factors in the environment that can lower the population growth rate.

logistic growth

Pattern of population growth in which growth slows and population size levels off as the population approaches the carrying capacity.

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Nov 29, 2012
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