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Sookdeo-Biology Ch.5

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population density number of individuals per unit area
population distribution describes the way individuals are spaced out across their range
age structure the number of males and females of each age in a population
immigration movement of individuals into an area occupied by an existing population
emigration 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 all populations in similar ways, regardless of the population density
demography scientific study of human populations
demographic transition change in a population from high birth and death rates to low birth and death rates
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