Population Ecology: The study of
o Rates of natality(births vs deaths)
o And factors that affect growth
Population: A group of individuals belonging to the same species that inhabit a specific geographic location at a specific point in time.
Exponential Growth: accelerating growth that produces a J-shaped curve when the population is graphed against time. Only occurs when you have a dramatic increase in population.
Carrying Capacity: the maximum number of individuals of a species that can be supported by an encosystem indefinately.
Law of minimum: the nutrient in least supply is the one that limits growth.
Law of Tolerance: an organism can survive…