Carrying capacity

carrying capacity


  • ある限られた環境や面積において,特定の種の生物が長期間安定して存在できる最大個体数,あるいは個体群密度.
  • The maximum number of individuals or population density at which a particular species can stably survive for a long period of time in a given limited environment or area.


Glossary of "Evolution (4th ed.)" by Futuyma & Kirkpatrick (2017)

  • The population density that can be sustained by limiting resources.

Glossary of "Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet (2nd ed.)" by Botkin & Keller (1998)

  • The maximum abundance of a population or species that can be maintained by a habitat or ecosystem without degrading the ability of that habitat or ecosystem to maintain that abundance in the future.

"A Dictionary of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics (2nd ed.)" by Lincoln et al. (1998)

  • The maximum number of organisms that can be supported in a given area or habitat; usually denoted by x; the upper asymptote of the logistic equation q.v.; X value.



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