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Density-Dependent Factors: Examples & Definition

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How do density dependent factors slow population growth?

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1. Disease is a density dependent factor because

2. Density dependent factors are usually

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Highlighting the importance of balance in a population, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of density-dependent factors. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding how density-dependent factors slow population growth as well as knowing how disease is a density-dependent factor.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • How density-dependent factors slow population growth
  • Why disease can be a density-dependent factor
  • Two most common characteristics of density-dependent factors
  • Reason populations can't grow indefinitely

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related density-dependent factors lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding why disease can be a density-dependent factor and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about reasons populations can't grow indefinitely

Additional Learning

To learn more about striking the right balance in nature, review the corresponding lesson Density-Dependent Factors: Examples & Definition. This lesson will help you:

  • Define what density-dependent factors are
  • Describe what happens when a population becomes too large
  • Appreciate the importance of resources for a given population
  • Understand the biotic nature of density-dependent factors
  • Identify the ways populations can naturally be controlled
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