Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1-25918-813-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-25918-813-8

Chapter 55 - Ecology of Individuals and Populations - Figure 55.19 - Inquiry Question: 1

Answer

Birth rates can be density dependent both because resources, which can be harder to find with high population density, are needed to bring young to live birth but also high enough population densities are needed for all organisms in a population to find a mate.

Work Step by Step

This shows that population density, when high, can have positive and negative effects on reproduction.
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