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Bio 111 – Topic 16 (Terms) Population Growth

Term Definition
b per capita birth rate
B total # of births
d total # of deaths
D per capita death rate
carrying capacity (K) the max # of individuals in a population that can be supported in a particular habitat over a sustained period of time
density-dependent The factor's influence on the population changes with the density of the population. As population density increases, b DECREASES, and d INCREASES
density-independent The factor's influence on the population is NOT affected by population density. As population density increases, there is no effect on b or d
r per capita growth rate

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