Pop & Ag #___ Populations Reading Questions Integrated Science 3 08/14 Name: Per: Read chapter 1, Section 1 & 2 (pages 3 -12) in the Integrated Science 3-4 textbook and answer the questions below. Part 1: Growth Patterns 1. Define population density: 2. List 3 factors that affect population size. 3. Define exponential growth: a. Describe the conditions under which this type of growth occurs in a population. 4. Define logistic growth: Draw a logistic growth curve. Label all components and axes. b. Describe the five stages of a logistic growth curve. 5. Define carrying capacity: Part 2: Factors That Control Population Growth 1. Define limiting factor: a. List factors that prevent populations from growing at an exponential rate indefinitely. 2. Define density-dependent limiting factor: a. Give a brief description of the examples listed below. Competition: Predation: Parasitism: 3. Define density-independent limiting factor and list examples. a. Describe the growth pattern of populations that are affected by this type of limiting factor.