Density-dependent population effects
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density-dependent population effects
Glossary of "Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet (2nd ed.)" by Botkin & Keller (1998)
- Factors whose effects on a population change with population density. The term is usually restricted to population growth, reproduction, and mortality. For example, during a famine the mortality rate increases. In this case the food supply can be said to have a density-dependent population effect.
- Botkin, D. B. & Keller, E. A. 1998. Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet, 2nd ed. -xxxxii + 649 pp. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York.