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population dynamics

changes in size & otro characteristics of populations through time & space

2

fertility

avg. # surviving children each female has during lifetime

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replacement rate

# offspring each female must produce over entire life to "replace" herself & mate
- results in no population growth
- actual # is ± 2 b/c some offspring die b4 reproducing

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zero population growth (ZPG)

state of stable population size due to fertility staying @ replacement rate for at least 1 generation

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cycle

a predictable, continuous pattern