factors that prevent populations from exhibiting their biotic potential?

Population ecology in Biology

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  • 10 years ago
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    Limited resources and predators...

  • Susan
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    4 years ago

    becuase small organisms don't take up a lot of resources individually. Bacteria and flies use very little resources so there is enough to support a large population. Large animals take up a lot of resources so they would quickly deplete them. Imagine a huge herd of elephants. They would need to consume so much food that eventually their source of nutrition (plants) would all die and then the elephants would die.

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