Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 53 - 53.2 - Concept Check - Page 1195: 2


Exponential growth is more likely in the area where the forest was destroyed by a fire.

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Since the area is cleared, there is no competition for resources nor predation. Therefore, the plant population would be able to grow without having limiting factors. In the undisturbed forest, there is competition among plants; Thus, not all plants would have enough energy to reproduce.
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