Population Ecology. Warm-up Question : If humans have no natural predators, how is our population controlled? Provide examples. . Key Terms. Demography- study of human populations Density- number of individuals per unit area
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Warm-up Question: If humans have no natural predators, how is our population controlled? Provide examples.
Population grows beyond carrying capacity and collapses
Carrying Capacity is often diminished due to overshoot
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Size of population does not matter;
Deaths occur independently of population density
Ex: natural disasters
Source: U.S. Census Bureau- World POPclock Projection
Humans are at the top of any food web resulting in no natural predators to keep our populations in check…