Biology 2010 Student Edition

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

Chapter 5, Populations - Assessment - 5.1 How Populations Grow - Understand Key Concepts/Think Critically - Page 148: 4



Work Step by Step

Option a. is incorrect. Carrying capacity refers to how many individuals of a species a specific area can support. Option c. is incorrect. Logistic growth starts out with a large increase followed by a slow increase and eventually a stoppage of growth altogether. Option d. is incorrect. Age structure measures how many males and females are in each age in a given population. Option b. is correct. Exponential growth occurs when the number of individuals in a population explodes.
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