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Exponential growth

As a population gets larger, it also grows at a faster rate

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Carrying capacity

The number of organisms of one species that an environment can support

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Life-history pattern

an organism's reproductive pattern

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Density-dependent factor

Include disease, parasites, and food. These factors are spread more easily when the population is larger

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Density-independent factor

These factors can affect populations regardless of their density such as natural disasters

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Demography

The study of human population size, density and distribution

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Birthrate

The number of births per 1000 population in a given year.

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Death rate

The number of deaths per 1000 population in a given year.