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Population Size: Density-Dependent and Density-Independent Factors

Compare and contrast density-dependent and density-independent factors that affect population size. Include two examples of each type of factor.

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A density-dependent factor is any factor in which its adverse effect increases, or its beneficial influence decreases, as a percentage of the population, as the population increases in density. Conversely, any factor that shows no relationship in its influence on the population to the density of that population is a density-independent factor. However, one ...

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Find out what density-dependent and density-independent factors are affecting the size of our population in this solution.