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1. Most populations live in
2. Populations differ in factors such as
3. Three general patterns of population distribution or dispersion in a habitat are
4. Give one example of clumping or patches from the book.
5. The locations and sizes vary with the
6. What are 4 reasons why populations clump?
7. Organisms with random distributions are fairly
8. What are four variables that determine population sizes?
9. Population change = (
) - (
10. What are the three age structure categories for an age structure diagram?
11. The size of a population will likely increase if it is made up of mostly
12. Species vary in their biotic potential or
13. What does r stand for?
14. No population can grow indefinitely because of limitations on
between species for those resources.
15. List the seven limiting factors mentioned in the textbook.
is the combination of all factors that act to limit the growth of a population.
17. The biotic potential and environmental resistance determine the
population of a given species that a particular habitat can sustain indefinitely without being degraded.
starts slowly but then accelerates as the population increases.
19. Exponential growth has a
involves rapid exponential population growth followed by a steady decrease in population growth until the population size levels off.
21. The logistic growth curve over time is a sigmoid or
22. Species with a capacity for a high rate of population increase (r) are called
23. r-selected species usually have many
offspring and give them little or no
24. List 5 examples of r-selected species.
tend to reproduce later in life and have a
of offspring with fairly
26. Where do K-selected species typically develop?
27. List four characteristics of K-selected species reproductive patterns.
28. Why are K-selected species called "K-selected"?
29. List five examples of K-selected species.
30. What reproductive patterns do most animals have?