Study questions: Human Populations 1. Why was the agricultural revolution important to human population growth patterns? 2. Why the industrial revolution? 3. Green revolution? 4. Approximately when did those happen? 5. When did human population reach about 1 billion and really start growing exponentially? 6. What was the rate of population growth when it was at a peak? 7. What is it now? 8. What is happening to population growth rates globally? 9. How is it different in more and less developed countries? 10. What are some social and environmental factors that affect fertility rates and population growth rates? 11. Does migration (eg. Immigration) play a role? Give an example 12. What is TFR and RLF (with respect to fertility rates) 13. What are density dependent vrs. Density independent factors? 14. What is the carrying capacity? 15. What is the intrinsic rate of population growth (unlimited exponential growth) 16. Be able to explain what happens as populations growing at an exponential rate approach their carrying capacity 17. Be able to interpret age structure diagrams and distinguish high growth from stable and declining populations 18. What did Thailand do to address their population explosion? How did it work? 19. What are some of India’s main problems? 20. What are some of Japan’s main problems? 21. Be able to describe how a disease like AIDS has affected Kenya, both ocially and economically 22. What are the two main reproductive strategies (K and r selected); be able to describe them and give examples of organisms in each.