Lesson Objectives

  • Define population size, density, and dispersion.
  • Relate population pyramids and survivorship curves to population structure.
  • Identify factors that determine population growth rate.
  • Compare and contrast exponential and logistic growth.

Vocabulary

  • age-sex structure
  • carrying capacity (K)
  • dispersal
  • emigration
  • exponential growth
  • immigration
  • K-selected
  • logistic growth
  • migration
  • population density
  • population distribution
  • population growth rate (r)
  • population