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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.

Homework, Key Vocabulary and Graphic Organizer

Class Notes

Class and Lab Work

Review Sheets for Unit One and Two

Extra Work

  • Define the key vocabulary on the homework sheet

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