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Students will review:
In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:
- What major factors cause populations to decrease or increase?
- What is the relationship between carrying capacity and ecosystems?
- How does Thomas Malthus' Theory of Human Population Growth work?
- What are the economic differences between developing and developed countries?
- What are the stages of demographic transition?
- What is the relationship between overpopulation and overconsumption?
1. The Human Population: Factors that Affect Population Size
The human population is constantly changing. In this lesson, we will explore the factors that cause increases and decreases in the human population, including births, deaths, immigration, and emigration.
Factors Affecting Human Population Size Flashcards
These flashcards will help you review the types of factors which influence human population size. The set touches upon the history of world population growth and includes terms related to population.
3. Biotic Potential and Carrying Capacity of a Population
When you look around, you can see a number of different individuals and species. In this lesson, we will explore the factors that control and define how many organisms can really inhabit a particular ecosystem or habitat.
4. The History of Human Population Growth and Carrying Capacity
Most of us are used to the current size of the human population but it was not always this large. In this lesson, we will explore the history of human population growth and the future of its growth.
5. Thomas Malthus' Theory of Human Population Growth
In this lesson, we will explore the ideas of Thomas Malthus and his predictions for the growth of the human population. We will also investigate if his predictions have come true or not.
6. Economic Inequality: Differences in Developed and Developing Nations
Not everyone has the same house, the same car, or makes the same amount of money. In this lesson, we will explore the concept of economic inequality and investigate what characteristics make a nation developed or developing.
7. Poverty, Carrying Capacity, Population Growth & Sustainability
Worldwide poverty is a large issue. In this lesson, we will explore how poverty influences population growth rates and how these things relate to carrying capacity and global sustainability.
8. What Is Demographic Transition? - Definition & Stages
There are many differences between non-industrial and industrial countries. In this lesson, we will explore the concept of demographic transition and the stages that guide a country through its changes into an industrial country.
9. Population Characteristics of Highly Developed & Developing Countries
The population of a country is based on many factors. In this lesson, we will explore several important factors that differ between developed and developing countries.
10. Population Distribution: Rural vs. Urban Areas
The distribution of people varies depending in the type of location. In this lesson, we will explore how people are distributed between rural and urban areas and how these populations have changed over time.
11. Population Size: Impacts on Resource Consumption
What are the things you need to survive? Humans all need resources, and in this lesson, we will discuss how the growth of the human population is influencing the natural resources we rely on.
12. Urban Population Growth and Compact Development
The population growth rates in urban areas are on the rise, and as more people move to cities, there are many problems that can occur. We will discuss several issues associated with this growth and also a potential method for minimizing the effects.
13. Overpopulation vs. Overconsumption
How many people can the Earth support? In this lesson, we will explore population growth and some of the concerns associated with this growth, including overpopulation and overconsumption.
14. Mortality Rate: Definition & Types
Mortality and death may not be fun things to think about, but scientists study the data surrounding these concepts and uncover interesting information. Ever wondered what kind of stuff they're learning? Read on to find out.
15. Net Migration Rate: Definition, Formula & Statistics
Net migration is a term often used in sociology and deals with population. Have you ever heard of it? This lesson will fill you in on some details and help you understand how it is figured out.
16. Zero Population Growth: Definition & Countries
In this lesson, you will learn what zero population growth means and how countries can achieve it. You will also learn which countries are currently at zero population growth and why.
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Other chapters within the Introduction to Environmental Science: Help and Review course
- Environmental Science Basics: Help and Review
- Ecosystems: Help and Review
- Interaction Among Organisms in the Ecosystem: Help and Review
- Evolving Ecosystems: Help and Review
- Atmospheric Science and the Environment: Help and Review
- Geological Science: Help and Review
- Biological Science: Help and Review
- Pollution of Freshwater Resources: Help and Review
- Bioremediation: Help and Review
- Land Resources: Help and Review
- Food and Agricultural Resources: Help and Review
- Solid and Hazardous Waste: Help and Review
- Human Impact on the Environment: Help and Review
- Renewable Resources: Help and Review
- Nonrenewable Resources: Help and Review
- Environmental Sustainability: Help and Review
- Environmental Risk Analysis: Help and Review
- Ethical and Political Processes of the Environment: Help and Review