Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 53 - 53.3 - Concept Check - Page 1198: 3


If the carrying capacity of a population drops, the population will decrease to accommodate the new carrying capacity.

Work Step by Step

The decrease in population could potentially lead to a bottleneck effect, where the genetic variation of a population in limited. Because of this, natural selection and genetic drift will effect a smaller amount of individuals.
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