Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 1 decade ago

What limiting factors affect human populations? ?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Density Dependent Factors. Increasing population size reduces available resources limiting population growth. In restricting population growth, a density-dependent factor intensifies as the population size increases, affecting each individual more strongly. Population growth declines because of death rate increase, birth rate decrease or both. There is a reduction in the food supply which restricts reproduction resulting in less offspring. The competition for space to establish territories is a behavioral mechanism that may restrict population growth. Predators concentrate in areas where there is a high concentration of prey. As long as the natural resources are available, in sufficient quantity, the population will remain constant. As the population decreases so do the predators. The accumulation of toxic wastes may also limit the size of a population. Intrinsic factors may play a role in limiting a populations size. High densities may cause stress syndromes resulting in hormonal changes that may delay the onset of reproduction. Immune disorders are also reported to be related to stress in high densely populated areas.

    Density-Independent Factors. Weather, climate, and natural disasters such as freezes, seasonal changes, hurricanes, and fires are examples. These factors are unrelated to population size and affect everyone in the population regardless of population size.

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  • 1 decade ago

    different kinds of sicknesses. Global warming. (maybe)

    Infected incests........cannibals, maybe haha

    A limiting factor is anything that restricts the grow of a population in a Biological community

  • 4 years ago

    Lack of food

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  • 1 decade ago

    Availability of food, water, shelter, build up of trash/waste toxic to their environment, etc.

  • 1 decade ago

    housing prices

    how big the place is

    not much thought put into this answer

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