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Chapter 9 - Population Ecology

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    • 9.1: Population Demographics and Dynamics
      Populations are dynamic entities. Their size and composition fluctuate in response to numerous factors, including seasonal and yearly changes in the environment, natural disasters such as forest fires and volcanic eruptions, and competition for resources between and within species. The study of populations is called demography.
    • 9.2: Carrying Capacity
    • 9.3: Population Growth and Regulation
      Population ecologists make use of a variety of methods to model population dynamics. An accurate model should be able to describe the changes occurring in a population and predict future changes.

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