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Populations in a fluctuating environment

Arthur E. Dunham

Populations in a fluctuating environment

the comparative population ecology of the iguanid lizards Sceloporus merriami and Urosaurus ornatus

by Arthur E. Dunham

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Published by Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Texas,
  • Big Bend National Park.
    • Subjects:
    • Sceloporus -- Ecology -- Texas -- Big Bend National Park.,
    • Reptiles -- Ecology -- Texas -- Big Bend National Park.,
    • Reptile populations -- Texas -- Big Bend National Park.

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesUrosaurus ornatus.
      Statementby Arthur E. Dunham.
      SeriesMiscellaneous publications / Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan ;, no. 158, Miscellaneous publications (University of Michigan. Museum of Zoology) ;, no. 158.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQL666.L25 D86 1981b
      The Physical Object
      Paginationii, 62 p. :
      Number of Pages62
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3924990M
      LC Control Number81622711

      Population and the Environment The impact of population growth on economic development is a complex issue. As might be imagined population growth has positive and negative effects on development. Start the discussion today with the notion of sustainability. Even if population . The changing geographic distribution of the world population As a result of di⁄erences in the timing of the demographic transition, the geographic distribution of the world population has changed over time. World Population Europe North America

      The general trends of rapid population growth, sustained but uneven economic improvement, and environmental degradation, are well known. Population and development policies are vital components of action needed to ensure sustainable development and to safeguard the environment. Population Demography. Populations are dynamic entities. Populations consist all of the species living within a specific area, and populations fluctuate based on a number of factors: seasonal and yearly changes in the environment, natural disasters such as forest fires and volcanic eruptions, and competition for resources between and within species.

      A limiting factor is an environmental factor that prevents a population from increasing. Some limiting factors for populations are food and water, space, and weather conditions. The largest population that an environment can support is called the carrying capacity. Populations and .   The latter usually implies that population growth rates decrease as the population becomes more dense, via increased competition for resources. This section borrows heavily from Charlesworth’s classic book, Evolution in Age-Structured Populations. To simplify matters, I assume asexual, haploid genetic inheritance and no frequency-dependent.


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