AP Bio Chapter 53

  1. Density
    The number of individuals per unit area or volume.
  2. dispersion
    The pattern of spacing among individuals within the boundaries of the geographic population.
  3. age structure
    The relative number of individuals of each age in a population.
  4. big-bang reproduction
    Reproduction in which an organism produces all of its offspring in a single event; also known as semelparity.
  5. carrying capacity
    The maximum population size that can be supported by the available resources, symbolized as K.
  6. cohort
    A group of individuals of the same age in a population.
  7. density dependent
    Referring to any characteristic that varies according to an increase in population density.
  8. density independent
    Referring to any characteristic that is not affected by population density.
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AP Bio Chapter 53
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