Biology (11th Edition)

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

Chapter 59 - Conservation Biology - Figure 59.4 - Inquiry Question: 1

Answer

Greater density means more drain on resources/competition with natural ecosystems. However, it is worth noting that, historically, protected areas like national parks only arose after average income/prosperity began to rise. Those are also associated with population density.

Work Step by Step

Review earlier material on competition and apply that same logic to competition between human and natural ecosystems.
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