Related Content

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Science and technology
  • Life Sciences


Show Summary Details


population dynamics

Quick Reference

The study of the fluctuations that occur in the numbers of individuals in animal and plant populations and the factors controlling these fluctuations. An important distinction is maintained between those factors that are dependent on population density and have a stabilizing effect (e.g. food supply) and those that are independent of population density (e.g. catastrophes, such as flooding).

Reference entries

View all reference entries »