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Section 5.2: Limits to Growth

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Limiting factors are factors that cause _______ to decrease.population growth
What do we call factors that cause population growth to decrease?Limiting factors
Limiting factors that operate strongly when the number of organisms per unit area (a.k.a. population density) reaches a certain level are called ______ limiting factors.density-dependent
Limiting factors that affect all populations regardless of population size and density are called ______ limiting factorsdensity-independent
Competition would be classified as a ______ limiting factor.density-dependent
Stress from overcrowding would be classified as a ______ limiting factor.density-dependent
Parasitism would be classified as a ______ limiting factor.density-dependent
Disease would be classified as a ______ limiting factor.density-dependent
Predation would be classified as a ______ limiting factor.density-dependent
Herbivory (the eating of plants by herbivores) would be classified as a ______ limiting factor.density-dependent
Environmental extremes (including hurricanes, droughts, heat-waves, floods, or cold-snaps) would be classified as a ______ limiting factor.density-independent
Natural disasters (including forest fires or volcanic eruptions) would be classified as a ______ limiting factor.density-independent
The population growth shown in the graph below often times describes that found in a(n) ________ ., predator-prey relationship,

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