Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 5, Populations - 5.2 - Limits to Growth - 5.2 Assessment - Page 141: 3a


Density-dependent limiting factors are things that negatively affect population density, regardless of the density of the population or its size.

Work Step by Step

Natural disasters and inclement weather phenomena are among the most common density-independent limiting factors. After a density-independent limiting factor ravages a population's numbers, the population may remain low for a while before it recovers.
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