Population Ecology: Environmental Effects on Population Size


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The size of a population, or the number of individuals is known as its _____.

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1. Which of the following is a factor that affects a population's size?

2. How wide-spread a population is is called its _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is population ecology? See what you know about this term and different environmental effects on population size by using the quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goal of these educational tools is to check your knowledge of:

  • A factor that affects a population's size
  • Name for the size of a population
  • What a limiting factor is
  • Why the density of a population influences its size
  • Name for how wide-spread a population is

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on environment and population size
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about limiting factors and interpret them correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the name for how wide-spread a population is

Additional Learning

The lesson called Population Ecology: Environmental Effects on Population Size can help you learn more about these effects. You also can cover these objectives:

  • Define population
  • Determine what an important environmental resource is
  • Examine the spread of disease