Carrying Capacity of a Population: Effect of Biomedical Progress


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The maximum number of individuals that an environment can hold is called the:

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1. What term best describes the advances in medicine and technology?

2. As the human population continues to make advances in medicine and technology, what will most likely happen to the growth of the population?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will require you to answer questions about how the size of the human population is affected by advances in medicine and tech and by the limitations of the environment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this quiz/worksheet combo, you may assess your knowledge of the following:

  • The term for the maximum number of individuals an environment can hold
  • The term for advances in medicine and technology
  • Expected changes to the human population due to advances in medicine and technology
  • What altering the genome of a tomato exemplifies
  • What happens when population size exceeds the limits of the environment

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the impact of biomedical progress on carrying capacity
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the relationship between population size and environmental capacity and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about advances in healthcare and science

Additional Learning

Review the accompanying lesson, Carrying Capacity of a Population: Effect of Biomedical Progress, to further study this subject. The lesson covers the following topics:

  • The Theory of Demographic Transition
  • Maximum occupancy
  • Genetic engineering and modification
  • Future projections on human population