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Population Ecology

How do populations affect one another?

  1. Predictable factors influence the size of a population.
  2. Carrying capacity determines a population's maximum size.

How has human culture affected our role in the ecosystem?

  1. Humans must strive to coexist with the environment.
  2. Technology has affected human evolution.
  3. Humans can greatly modify ecosystems.
  4. The greenhouse effect.

Key Concepts

  • Describe the factors that affect the carrying capacity of the environment.
  • Explain how change in population density is affected by emigration, immigration, birth rate and death rate, and relate these factors to the exponential growth of human populations.
  • Explain how technological advances have affected the size and growth rate of human populations throughout history.

Class and Lab Work

Extra Work

  • Define the key vocabulary on the homework sheet

Sheltered Biology

Extra Help

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  • Before school from 7:00 to 7:20 AM
  • During the day when I am free
  • After school until 3:00 PM.

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