Life: The Science of Biology 11th Edition

Published by W. H. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1-31901-016-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-31901-016-4

Chapter 54 - Populations - 54.1 - Populations Show Dynamic Variation in Size over Space and Time - 54.1 Recap - Learning Outcomes - Page 1172: 2


Since reproductive capability is dependent on age, populations with more individuals at the reproductive age have potential to increase in numbers in the following years. Conversely, if a higher proportion of individuals have reached an older age, it may be expected that the population size will decrease.

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