## What is the maximum population of a given species?

The carrying capacity of an environment is the maximum population size of a biological species that can be sustained by that specific environment, given the food, habitat, water, and other resources available.

### What is the population density of species?

Population density is the average number of individuals in a population per unit of area or volume. For example, a population of 100 insects that live in an area of 100 square meters has a density of 1 insect per square meter.

#### How do you find the maximum population growth rate?

rmax = maximum population growth rate (intrinsinc rate of increase, equal to per capita birth rate minus per capita death rate; (remember what is implied by the term RATE!)) It plots out like SO. The human population has been exhibiting exponential growth since it dropped out of the trees.

What is the maximum population size determined by what a particular environment can sustain?

In a given area, is the maximum population size of the species that the environment can sustain is called the carrying capacity. Carrying capacity is determined by the amount of available resources (food, habitat, water).

Which species has the largest population density?

Among all animals, ants outweigh us in biomass — putting billions and billions of tons up against humans’ fewer than 500 million. And while they’re both tiny and lacking a backbone, krill are the champs among animals worldwide, in terms of numbers, with a population estimated at 500 trillion.

## How is carrying capacity related to population density?

carrying capacity, the average population density or population size of a species below which its numbers tend to increase and above which its numbers tend to decrease because of shortages of resources.

### What determines the carrying capacity of an environment for a particular species?

Carrying capacity, or the maximum number of individuals that an environment can sustain over time without destroying or degrading the environment, is determined by a few key factors: food availability, water, and space.

#### Which population has the greatest density least density?

Monaco, in Southern Europe, currently holds the record for being the most densely populated nation in the world. Mongolia is the least densely populated country in the world. This population cartogram of the European Union (2007–2012) uses areas and colors to represent population.