Ch 7: Population & The Environment

About This Chapter

If you need a better understanding of the relationship between the environment and human population, the lessons in this chapter can help you. You can learn the material through the short video lessons provided.

Population & the Environment - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

This chapter's content covers fundamental information, including the definitions of terms like overpopulation, carrying capacity and population density. The lessons also delve into advanced material like the Agricultural Revolution, overconsumption and economic inequality around the world.

Our videos are typically less than 10 minutes long and contain tags so you can quickly navigate to major points. Each lesson has a multiple-choice quiz and transcript, and there is an exam that finishes out the chapter. These lessons teach you things such as:

  • What contributes to the human population
  • The world's densely and sparsely populated areas
  • The impact of the Industrial Revolution on population
  • Traits of developing countries

Video Objective
The Human Population: Factors that Affect Population Size Learn what aspects contribute to the size of the human population.
Biotic Potential and Carrying Capacity of a Population Understand how carrying capacity and biotic potential affect the population.
The History of Human Population Growth and Carrying Capacity Discover the root of human population growth and the meaning of the Earth's carrying capacity.
Sparsely Populated World Regions Study regions such as the wet lands, high lands, dry lands and cold lands.
What Is Population Density? - Definition & Measurements Find out the meaning of population density and common measurement tools, like physiological density, agricultural density and arithmetic density.
Economic Inequality: Differences in Developed and Developing Nations Compare and contrast the economic status among developing versus developed countries.
Poverty, Carrying Capacity, Population Growth & Sustainability See how poverty and the planet's carrying capacity relate to global sustainability and population growth.
Population Characteristics of Highly Developed & Developing Countries Examine the attributes of developing and highly developed countries, including fertility, infant mortality and age rates.
Population Size: Impacts on Resource Consumption Explore how population size and consumption are related.
Urban Population Growth and Compact Development Study the relationship between the livelihood of a region and rapid growth rate.
Overpopulation vs. Overconsumption Read about the difference between overconsumption and overpopulation.
The Agricultural Revolution: Impacts on the Environment Understand what occurred during the Agricultural Revolution and how it affected the environment.
The Industrial Revolution: Impacts on the Environment Discover how the Industrial Revolution influenced the environment.
Industrial Development of Emerging Nations and the Environment Learn about the contributions of industrial development and the formation of urban environments.
Population Growth, the Environment & Environmental Change Understand how population growth influences the environment.

15 Lessons in Chapter 7: Population & The Environment
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Human Population: Factors that Affect Population Size

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.

Biotic Potential and Carrying Capacity of a Population

2. 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.

The History of Human Population Growth and Carrying Capacity

3. 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.

Sparsely Populated World Regions

4. Sparsely Populated World Regions

This lesson will explain the reasons for a sparse population distribution. In doing so, it will highlight the factors of relief, natural resources, climate, and political and economic stability. It will also give examples of sparsely populated areas.

What Is Population Density? - Definition & Measurements

5. What Is Population Density? - Definition & Measurements

This lesson will seek to explain the concept of population density. It will focus on three specific measurements of density. They are arithmetic, physiological, and agricultural density.

Economic Inequality: Differences in Developed and Developing Nations

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.

Poverty, Carrying Capacity, Population Growth & Sustainability

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.

Population Characteristics of Highly Developed & Developing Countries

8. 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.

Population Size: Impacts on Resource Consumption

9. 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.

Urban Population Growth and Compact Development

10. 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.

Overpopulation vs. Overconsumption

11. 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.

The Agricultural Revolution: Impacts on the Environment

12. The Agricultural Revolution: Impacts on the Environment

The Agricultural Revolution was a time of agricultural development that saw many inventions and advancements in farming techniques. Learn about the Agricultural Revolution and how this period impacted society and the environment.

The Industrial Revolution: Impacts on the Environment

13. The Industrial Revolution: Impacts on the Environment

The Industrial Revolution was marked by the introduction of power-driven machinery and ushered in a time of strong economic development. Learn how advancements made during the Industrial Revolution impacted the environment.

Industrial Development of Emerging Nations and the Environment

14. Industrial Development of Emerging Nations and the Environment

Industrial development has brought economic prosperity to a number of less developed countries. Learn about the environmental challenges and risks associated with these newly emerging national economies.

Population Growth, the Environment & Environmental Change

15. Population Growth, the Environment & Environmental Change

Human populations are growing at an incredible rate, and this could have serious impacts on the environment. Explore these impacts and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

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